Q: The shift gets stuck when the car slows down

asked by on

Hello. I have transmission issues with my car that seem to occur when I'm in stop-and-go traffic. If I drive at the same speed constantly, I don't have problems. But, if I bring the car to a halt at a stop light for instance, the automatic shift gets stuck and won't change shift. Also, the dashboard lights come on and there is beeping. Then, if I shoot it off right away, it is fine. What could cause this? How can I fix it? Thank you.

The transmission shifter may be losing communication with the transmission control unit (TCU) causing intermittent communication problems. The system may need to have the transfer case reset after testing for codes. The reset will reset the communications and should fix the problem. Have a Mercedes scanner test the system and look for possible codes. Then have the reprogram done.

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. The shift gets stuck when the car slows down

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: Q: Battery light

Hello, The battery light indicates you likely have a dead battery as a result of leaving the lights on. The yellow fluid light is your oil light simply indicating there is no oil pressure, which is normal for the car...

Q: Car won't start and makes a beeping/clicking noise.

There is a possibility that your battery has a bad cell and/or is discharged such that the amps available are not sufficient to run the starter motor. The battery should be load tested (free at most battery stores or a...

Q: My 1999 Buick Regal will go into reverse and move, but when I put it into drive it just revs up and won't move.

Hi there. Check the transmission fluid and see if its low or dark. If the fluid is full and red in color, then the transmission is slipping. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.