Mercedes are vehicles that are well known for their comfort and their ability to run efficiently. However, there are some issues that Mercedes are known to have. One such issue is with the gear selector. The gear selector is a part of the transmission on your vehicle and if it fails it can be a costly issue to fix.
There are several warning signs that you will likely experience if you have a faulty gear selector. It is important to remember to take care of your vehicle with regular maintenance. Regular maintenance will help your vehicle have a longer life while helping prevent certain issues.
There are a few different reasons you may be experiencing issues with the gear selector on your car. One reason for an issue with your gear selector could simply be a manufacturing issue. Sometimes the parts may not be properly tested or could have gotten through quality control unnoticed. While Mercedes works extremely hard to ensure that the products they sell are top of the line, sometimes things may slip through the cracks. Your auto mechanic will be able to identify if there is a defect in the gear selector and by contacting Mercedes, they may be able to help you replace the part.
Another reason for a gear selector issue is time and the normal wear and tear that occurs on a transmission system. The transmission system will wear down over time and different parts may begin to fail as well. Most components on your vehicle have a shelf life and will wear out. Through regular maintenance you will be able to avoid excessive wear on your vehicle and know when to replace parts before any serious damage has been caused. Depending on the use of your vehicle, your car may have parts that will wear out faster than intended. Again, it is important to make sure you service your vehicle at the recommended times to help catch these problems early.
Finally, another common reason for gear selector failures is a failure of the valve body on your car. The valve body is the system that helps make sure that the transmission fluid in your vehicle flows properly throughout the different components. If the valve body becomes worn, that will affect your ability to shift gears easily in your car. Unfortunately with this issue, you will likely need to have your entire valve body replaced as well.
One big problem with having a gear selector issue on your car is that it commonly will be mistaken for other issues. There is even a difference between manual and automatic vehicles and the symptoms they will have when dealing with a faulty gear selector.
Because it is an issue that is hard to identify, it is important to pay attention to the problems you are experiencing and to have a mechanic that is familiar with Mercedes. Since there are many moving parts in a transmission system, it is not always easy to identify the source of an issue. It is important to make sure that the diagnosis you receive from your mechanic is accurate. Otherwise, you will be spending money without actually fixing the source of all of your troubles.
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* Mercedes-Benz W204 C180 image credit goes to: DarthArt.