Mercedes-Benz is one of the top automobile manufacturers in the world because they produce quality, luxurious automobiles their drivers can rely on. This does not mean these automobiles will last forever. Factory-scheduled maintenance can keep problems at bay, but you should also be aware of the common signs that your Mercedes is having transmission problems. Kinetech Motor Werkes lists them below.
Signs of Mercedes Transmission Trouble
1. Burning Smells
If you have a transmission fluid leak or if the transmission fluid is old and oxidized, you might smell burning odors coming from your Benz. This is a sign that the transmission is overheating. Take any burning smell seriously to avoid further damage and drive straight to a qualified mechanic.
2. Fluid Leaks
If your transmission is leaking, you will likely have spots of red fluid underneath the center of your Mercedes-Benz. A transmission fluid leak indicates a problem with the pan, the pan gasket, the transmission seals, or even broken transmission hoses, which are actually aluminum.
3. Rough Gear Shifts
How your gears shift is a huge indicator of your transmission’s health. Gear shifting should be smooth and silent. You shouldn’t notice your gears shifting unless you downshift quickly. Fighting to get your Benz into gear or jolting every time it shifts gears is a sign of transmission trouble.
4. Slipping Transmission
Sometimes, your transmission will slip out of gear and you’ll suddenly hear your engine rev and lose power. The most common cause of transmission gear slips is worn out gear links. If you have your Mercedes-Benz transmission serviced regularly, you shouldn’t have a gear slipping problem.
5. Unusual Sounds
Grinding, revving, or whining is something you should never hear coming from your transmission, whether it’s automatic or manual. You also shouldn’t hear buzzing sounds or hums. Have any unusual noises checked out right away to make sure the sound isn’t accompanied by damage.
6. Warning Light
Finally, your Mercedes-Benz’s transmission does not have its own warning light so your check engine light will come on if there’s a problem with the transmission. If you have one, the “Service Engine Soon” light might come on instead of the check engine warning. Don’t ignore either of them.
Call Kinetech Motor Werkes for Transmission Repair
Call Kinetech Motor Werkes in Indian Trail, NC, to schedule a transmission service for your Mercedes-Benz if it’s time or if you notice any of the above six signs of trouble. We also service BMW and MINI transmissions. We are experts in European automobile repair and maintenance.