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Shifting issues

Started Apr 22, 2013 0 Replies

Transmission /shifting problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Duke Apr 22, 2013. 2 Replies


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Shifting issues

Keep on your dealers when you lose a shift position as it gets worse. My car will on its own while stopped at a light or somewhere just kick into gear and shut down. Like someone with a manual clutch you just dump the clutch and it kills the engine. But then it's locked in gear so you can't push it and it won't start. Once you let it set in the off position for 5 to 10 min it usually will start and then it drives erraticly.The car has need to the shop 180 miles away several times they change…See More
Apr 22, 2013
Jim Duke replied to Jim Duke's discussion Transmission /shifting problems
"So it's now April almost a year later and the car has been back to the dealer 3 times and is headed back as I write this. Same problem no fix no ideas and no resolution in sight. I contacted Mercedes directly they only helped with the bill but…"
Apr 22, 2013
jwight replied to Jim Duke's discussion Transmission /shifting problems
"Jim, assume the 450 in your photo is not the car involved?  No idea what's going on but my suggestion is to get your field operations manager involved as well as report the issue to smart USA via the 800 number.  Something's…"
Jan 2, 2013
Jim Duke posted a discussion

Transmission /shifting problems

I had my car at the dealer for over a month in May because of an intermittent issue where the car sticks in gear even when you come to a complete stop it then kills the engine and has to be towed. They replaced the clutch and several other parts through this in and out time. In November I was stopped at a light and the clutch just engaged thankfully I had the brake on so it didn't drive me into the intersection but it killed the engine and again it needed to be towed. The dealer has had the car…See More
Jan 1, 2013
Jim Duke commented on izzysmart's page the scoop
"I am having problems with the car not shifting right. Had it to the dealer twice replaced the clutch and other parts. It lasted a week the first time then back to the same issue. Second time dealer had it for 2 weeks while I was out of town this…"
Mar 18, 2012
Jim Duke commented on idahosmart's group smart car club of Idaho
"I'm having transmission troubles. Been to the dealer in Lindon, UT twice now had clutch replaced and other parts it's runs for a while then back to the same issues, anyone else experiencing similar problems?"
Mar 18, 2012
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Mar 18, 2012

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At 11:30pm on October 15, 2008, Jim Duke said…
After a very long wait it seems that I may actually get a car. I have now received a call that the car is on the way from the port and should arrive by next Thursday. I have been notified once before just to be disapointed but maybe this time its for real
At 10:18am on July 8, 2008, Jim Duke said…
I finally see some light at the end, I received notification yesterday that my car is on its way from Eurpoe. Does anyone know what the transit time from Eroupe is?

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