Q: Shifting issues during usual acceleration

asked by on

I have problems with the transmission, for which I went to the dealership but they claimed everything was fine as there were no error codes appearing during diagnostics. However, while shifting, the transmission seems to be mixing gears and it gets difficult to shift to the chosen gear as if it confuses gears. This occurs during usual acceleration. What might cause this?

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Mercedes-Benz E550. Be sure to verify that your car is not in "Limp Mode," as this will likely create the same reaction for your car. Mercedes uses this as a safety feature in order to protect internal components when something else is wrong, preventing further damage until the car can be scanned for trouble codes indicating other potential problems. If you need help having this checked, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the shifting issue to have this repaired.

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. Shifting issues during usual acceleration

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: My car does not move when I accelerate, the engine shakes when it is turned on and in a traffic it shakes sometimes.

Hi there. Check the engine for any misfiring conditions. Check the spark plugs and the fuel injectors and see if they are working properly. See if there is spark to the engine and see if the injectors are firing by...

Q: My car won't shift into high gear after a series of thumping while accelerating hard check engine light blinks then stops later.

Hi there. Since the check engine light is coming on I would usually start by scanning the computer for codes. When the light comes on the computer should store the code to let the technician know what it saw. If...

Q: changing steering wheel

Hi there. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide estimates on a steering wheel change since we do not perform this service. Your best bet will be to go to a Mercedes-Benz dealer and have them advise you on the possibility...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...