2012 Benz C250 Refilling Transmission Fluid "Sealed for life"

Asked by Feb 23, 2015 at 04:16 PM about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 250 Luxury

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2012 benz C250 leaked all of its
transmission fluid. I am trying to refill it but
unable to locate the dip stick nor the pipe. I
called the dealership and they say that the
transmission is sealed for life and that only
trained technician can have access.

Was wondering if anyone knows how to
replace the transmission fluid without
taking it to the shop? Also what is the
location of the pipe so that we can add
more transmission fluid?

1 Answer

261,675

If it leaked out, I would not drive the car. The fluid must be added from the bottom of the car at the trans fill plug and level is attained at a certain temp. and the car must be level up in the air. Like the Mercedes dealership said, only trained techs should work on it. If you really don't know what you are doing you can permanently damage your transmission costing big money. If you want to do it right, purchase a service manual on the proper procedure or have it towed to the dealer or a local Mercedes independent garage or trans shop for a new gasket and proper fluid.

Your Answer

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
    Reputation
    5,180
  • #2
    PPC123
    Reputation
    3,710
  • #3
    zabi
    Reputation
    2,660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
667 Great Deals out of 21,880 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,027 Great Deals out of 33,544 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
156 Great Deals out of 7,596 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 5 Series
473 Great Deals out of 15,627 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
79 Great Deals out of 2,451 listings starting at $3,950
Used Audi A4
292 Great Deals out of 12,139 listings starting at $1,899
Used BMW M3
29 Great Deals out of 2,088 listings starting at $6,599
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
286 Great Deals out of 6,187 listings starting at $1,950
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
27 Great Deals out of 516 listings starting at $4,300
Used Ford Mustang
549 Great Deals out of 36,468 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
435 Great Deals out of 31,243 listings starting at $3,550
Used Honda Accord
1,068 Great Deals out of 65,535 listings starting at $561
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
10 Great Deals out of 832 listings starting at $21,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
183 Great Deals out of 18,548 listings starting at $3,941

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 250 Luxury For Sale
81 listings starting at $11,500
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 250 Luxury For Sale
88 listings starting at $12,499

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.