Date registered: Nov 2004
Vehicle: My Benz: 04 S430
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7-speed transmission problems Already!!!!
Well up to now, I've been quiet regarding issues with these cars because I've been pretty fortunate and happy till now...
My car has 4K miles on it and at 1900 miles I started havin shifting problems after my initial service. i took it back to the dealer, who duplicated the problem, and they informed me that they could either change the valve body, or install a new software update for the 7 speeds that they would have in a couple of weeks.
I decided to wait for the software. Now I have taken the car in, they tried the software, and it didn't work. So, they changed the valve body, still the same problem. Now guess what??
My 2006 CAB with 4K miles on it is getting a new tranny!!!
I'm not sure how I feel about this. My first reaction was "you can keep that peice of S^&T and get me a new car"!!! I'm glad they immediately went for a complete replacement instead of try to BS me with this issue, so Kudos there, But I'm still having a hard time trying to swallow the fact that I paid 59K for a car two months ago, and now It needs a new tranny..... My girl's 2005 sebring needed a new tranny cuz it stripped first gear at 19K, and my commen was "well the car cost 16K new at least they covered it" They had it 3 weeks with no loaner.
So imagine her reaction when I told her my good news....LoL long story short, she is driving around in the 2006 C230 I have (had) for a loaner right now thinking "well his expensive A$% mercedes F^&%ked up and it was brand new. I don't feel so bad about my chrysler now....."
Should I be calling foul at MB Quality?? or is this just a fluke??
Any thoughts on this anyone??