2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz S Class Transmission Problems

From 2005 to 2013, German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz produced the W221 S Class sedan, renowned for its style, elegance and top-rated performance among its peer in the luxury class. Mercedes-Benz prides itself on its superior safety and handling, and the W221 S Class sedan has been rated as one of the safest automobiles on the road today. Though, the Mercedes-Benz S Class sedan is oft praised as dependable, they are not without issues.

Many S Class owners complain of transmission problems with their vehicles. The issue is usually described as hard down shifting from high RPM’s. Some drivers also experience late down shifting in the Mercedes- Benz cars. When the car is running around 5500 rpm, the driver lets off the accelerator and it takes the vehicle a long period of time to recover and down shift.

The underlying cause of a hard shifting may be one of two separate issues. The first cause could be a faulty solenoid that control the flow of fluid to your engine. The other cause may be software in the vehicle’s computer that may need to be reset or upgraded. Due to the difficulty involved in making either of these repairs, they should not be undertaken by the home mechanic.

Your local Mercedes-Benz service technician has the right tools, knowledge and expertise to correctly identify the cause of hard shifting issues. He or she can then proceed to correct the problem easily and affordably, so that your W221 S Class can be running in top form as quickly as possible.

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