My c240 mercedez Benz won't shiftngears. It only stuck in the first gear. What is the cause and how can i fix the prolem?

Asked by Apr 18, 2012 at 07:13 AM about the 2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 240 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My C Class C240 Mercedes won't shift gears. It stuck at gear one only. I don't know the cause and I want
my car to be fixed as My c240 mercedez Benz won't shiftngears. It only stuck in the first gear. What is the
cause and how can o fix the prolem? as possible. What can I do please. Help me

11 Answers

445

If you can get your car to a shop safely, have them run a diagnostic. It sounds to me it's the cpu in your car. I had a car that did the same thing and had to replace mine. Without a warranty, it can be quite expensive though. But, if you haven't already tried, take the positive then negative battery cables of the battery. Leave them off for a couple minutes then put them on neg then pos. Simple I know but might help. Good luck.

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
205

The only other answer would be - make sure it says 'D' on the dash. If it says '1' you got manual gears too, so shift stick sideways till it says 'D'.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
5,125

It seems your Mercedes is in limp home mode. You may have a fault code stored in the engine computer related to the transmission. Is your engine check light on? Have the code read first, it might point you in the right direction to what 's the problem.

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
70

Mine had similar prob. With the ABS and Check Engine lights always on. After computer diagnostic test it was discovered to be speed sensor inside the axle. It was replaced and all faults returned to normalcy. I equally changed my rear break pads.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
95

I think something similar happened to me! The shop could not for the life of them figure out what was wrong, so they put in a transmission. The newer transmission had the same exact problem and THEN they discovered it was a computer error, but we were stuck paying thousands for that new transmission.. it was horrible. SO watch out for that! lol

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
80

Thanks for all your answers..I will post the results when i get them, to help other owners with similar problem!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
20

had same problem with my clk320 2004, replaced gearbox conductor plate, changed the oil, cleared errors, 2 days later same problem.. so now im probably changing solenoids on the conductor plate. this might be it

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50

car does not accelerate when pressing the gas pedal after stop

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
260

Ned a machines

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

Had the same problem with my C240 and went to a shop and had my transmission done yet problem still persisted, upon research I found out cranckshaft position sensor was bad(these cars are known for that). Changed it out myself and problem solved

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

When i start my c240 2003 the gear gifts accurately in both reverse and all the forward gear work right, but after sometime as soon as i stop to reverse or move the stick from drive to reverse the entire gear system starts to malfunction, there is a delay time for the gear to and the engine to connect and move sometimes it just don't work until i stop the engine, remove the keys and start again after couple of minutes before it will work again, and now its happening all the time. solomon, somieibi1965@gmail.com

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 26,477 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
    Reputation
    5,040
  • #2
    PPC123
    Reputation
    3,630
  • #3
    zabi
    Reputation
    2,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
498 Great Deals out of 19,934 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,166 Great Deals out of 33,304 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
172 Great Deals out of 5,894 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
84 Great Deals out of 1,916 listings starting at $6,999
Used BMW 5 Series
472 Great Deals out of 16,362 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A4
271 Great Deals out of 11,385 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW M3
46 Great Deals out of 1,811 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford Mustang
724 Great Deals out of 38,098 listings starting at $895
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
23 Great Deals out of 502 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
257 Great Deals out of 6,050 listings starting at $2,296
Used Honda Accord
1,117 Great Deals out of 62,345 listings starting at $1,199

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
169 Great Deals out of 6,713 listings starting at $29,289
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,373 listings starting at $24,991
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
139 Great Deals out of 2,724 listings starting at $18,977
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,730 listings starting at $13,977
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,346 listings starting at $11,991

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.