I have an ml500 that at times has a hard time switching gears

Asked by Sep 05, 2015 at 10:21 AM about the 2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My ml 500 won't go at times and when shut down and restarted it's
fine. I was told it could be the transmission modulator. Don't want to
go to the dealer cause they charge way too much and small shops
don't have updated computers. Any suggestions?

1 Answer

9,345

First question is how many miles on the car and when was the last time the tranny fluid was changed. MB wants the tranny fluid flushed every 36k miles. Even though most other brands think every 100k is fine. Tranny flush is absolutely a procedure that can be done most anywhere at a fraction of MB dealer cost. That being said, others have reported that if they never did a tranny flush - then when they finally did one, it loosened up a bunch of "crud" in the transmission which in turn clogged up the very delicate modular and other lines. Hopefully this info will point you in the right direction. Stick with an independent mechanic with a clean and modern looking shop that is familiar with MB tranys and you should be okay.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Experts

  • #1
    jihadghazali
    Reputation
    1,220
  • #2
    wellness
    Reputation
    980
  • #3
    snowseal19
    Reputation
    660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
163 Great Deals out of 3,900 listings starting at $6,527
Used BMW X5
319 Great Deals out of 15,529 listings starting at $3,300
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
696 Great Deals out of 22,693 listings starting at $1,450
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
886 Great Deals out of 28,327 listings starting at $2,001
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
148 Great Deals out of 8,119 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
10 Great Deals out of 887 listings starting at $19,980
Used Porsche Cayenne
116 Great Deals out of 5,122 listings starting at $4,900
Used Lexus RX 350
507 Great Deals out of 20,494 listings starting at $3,900
Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport
91 Great Deals out of 4,691 listings starting at $7,300
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
82 Great Deals out of 2,352 listings starting at $3,500
Used Audi Q7
126 Great Deals out of 6,152 listings starting at $5,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,030 Great Deals out of 71,580 listings starting at $1,195
Used Land Rover Range Rover
63 Great Deals out of 4,324 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 1,937 listings starting at $21,990
2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,064 listings starting at $21,969
2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 425 listings starting at $17,995
2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 449 listings starting at $17,881
2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 393 listings starting at $9,999

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.