car won't go in reverse

Asked by Dec 30, 2013 at 02:10 PM about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have all the gears I can't get it to into reverse.  The gear won't go over far enough to
shift into reverse.  There was not warning this was going to go, no sound.  It just stopped.  
I just had it in reverse while maneuvering car and when I tried to put in reverse again it
wouldn't go.  My husband thinks maybe a rod feel off???

1 Answer


manual gearbox right? it's possible that your husband is right. The only thing that makes me think otherwise is you said you had ALL other gears. manual gear boxes have 3 link rods from gear lever to gear box, one rod for two gears ie. a rod for R and 1st, another for 2nd and 3rd and another fro 4th and 5th. it's possible that the rod for revers is moving at one end when you try to select the gear but the only way to know for sure is to get under the car and look.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
397 Great Deals out of 20,653 listings starting at $1,950
Used BMW 3 Series
935 Great Deals out of 33,171 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
180 Great Deals out of 6,604 listings starting at $14,991
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
121 Great Deals out of 7,321 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
50 Great Deals out of 2,131 listings starting at $6,700
Used BMW 5 Series
402 Great Deals out of 16,247 listings starting at $1,650
Used Audi A4
204 Great Deals out of 12,404 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW M3
15 Great Deals out of 1,751 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
21 Great Deals out of 514 listings starting at $4,000
Used Ford Mustang
274 Great Deals out of 38,355 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 4 Series
306 Great Deals out of 10,162 listings starting at $15,489
Used Honda Accord
524 Great Deals out of 95,307 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Camaro
236 Great Deals out of 30,155 listings starting at $4,980
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
269 Great Deals out of 5,931 listings starting at $1,595
Used Dodge Charger
275 Great Deals out of 32,939 listings starting at $495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.