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2011 ML350 BLUE TEC retired- 2010 X5 35d, 2008 X5-3.0, 2007 X5-3.0, 2006 325-3.0
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Anyone having the same problem??

Waffles when shifting gears instead of changing the gear with conviction.

Goes in the shop Monday but would like a heads up.

Thanks.
 

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I have a 2007 ML500 with I believe the same transmission behavior. I have taken it in several times for the transmission but there was little they could do to resolve this. I talked to the service technician on one occasion and he said that the hunting for the gear is normal in this transmission, mostly at the 1 to 2 and 2 to 1 gear shift. They updated my software once and I had the transmission service done at 41K miles with mostly same behavior.

I test drove a new 2010 GMC truck with the new 6-speed transmission, lo and behold, I was getting the same hunting for the right gear behavior. I did not buy the thing and decided I would rather drive my 98 GMC with the 4-speed auto.

In my opinion - The new transmissions are putting "more" gears in order to be more efficient but the engineering is not there yet to make them "smooth" operating.
 
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