Q: I have a. 2000 Mercedes Benz S500. It suddenly won't go into reverse. What should i do? 2000 Mercedes S500

asked by on

I am having a few issues with my Mercedes shifting into neutral and drive, when o change the gear it goes nowhere but forward! I had it put onto a diagnostic machine and 4transmission codes came back! How do i read them What should i do??

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - your Mercedes transmission is in "limp mode". Something has failed in the transmission, and it has engaged 2nd gear as a limited means of getting you to a repair shop. If you could forward the specific codes which are set, that would be helpful for diagnostic purposes - without them, we can only speculate. I recommend a transmission inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I have a. 2000 Mercedes Benz S500. It suddenly won't go into reverse. What should i do? 2000 Mercedes S500

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is it a good car to buy? Mercedes-Benz S500 of year 2001 with 138000 miles.

I would suggest checking the Kelly Blue Book website with specifics related to your zip code as market prices of cars vary by zip code. This will give you a baseline for determining whether or not the car is within...

Q: Will the gaslight still come on if the gauges are not working on my car

The low fuel light is incorporated into the gas gauge cluster and I will only speculate that if the gauge is not working then most likely the low fuel light will not come on. The light usually comes on when...

Q: Why is my minivan going into "limp mode"?

Hi there. There are many things in your vehicle that will contribute to a limp mode. The engine is putting out too much or too little emissions, the transmission is not working properly, or the brake system could have failed....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...