Identifying automatic transmission problems

A Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission is one of the most complex systems in your vehicle, it is therefore vital to ensure that it is regularly maintained to ensure longevity. Upon first indication that you are experiencing an automatic transmission problem, it is imperative that you get in touch with a reputable Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission repair centre.

Due to the complexity of automatic transmissions, it is always best to start with a comprehensive diagnostic approach coupled with technicians who have the technical expertise and have mastered the process of correctly diagnosing your Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission problem.

Mercedes-Benz automatic transmissions are not only reliant on a fully functional drive train that is free of defect or worn parts. Other mechanical components such as a faulty torque converter or valve body may be the source of your automatic transmission problem.

Once any mechanical failure has been ruled out, failing electronics will have to be eliminated by using sophisticated diagnostic equipment. Whilst there are many electronic components which can wreak havoc, the most common cause of electronic failure are a malfunctioning transmission control module or failing solenoids.

There is really no ‘one-size fits all’ when it comes to Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission repairs.

Professional diagnostics are critical to accurately get to the root of the problem. Serious automatic transmission problems are often the result of overlooking early warning signs which invariably lead to higher Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission repair costs and longer downtimes.

Look out for some of the tell-tale symptoms that could indicate a Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission problem:

  • Transmission slipping
  • Rough or harsh shifts
  • Delayed engagement of gears
  • Erratic shifting
  • Transmission warning lights
  • Transmission oil leaks
  • No shifting at all
  • Transmission shuddering