2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz CL Class Automatic Transmission Stuck in Park

The CL Class is a line of large luxury coupes by Mercedes-Benz, perfect for consumers searching for a vehicle with style, sophistication and power. Mercedes-Benz has won several accolades for its CL Class line of vehicles, from best in class safety awards to performance awards for its impeccable handling and power. Although these automobiles are praised for being mechanically sound, a common complaint some Mercedes owners experience are issues with the shifting mechanism.

On automatic transmissions in the Mercedes CL class, drivers report difficulty with shifting out of park or sometimes the shifter will become stuck in park. Usually, CL class owners report this happens after the shifter has gotten wet, either from liquids spilled on the console or a sunroom left open in inclement weather.

Because the repair for this type of issue is very delicate, we recommend that the repair should not be attempted by a home mechanic. If your vehicle has either of these symptoms, an examination by your local German import technician is in order. The wiring in the in the shifter may have shorted out, or the small pieces of plastic inside the shifter housing can become sticky or worn. The repair for these types of problems are best left for an expert.

Your nearby Mercedes Benz service center is the best place to find answers for this issue or any other problem you may be experiencing with your Mercedes. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will be able to help you find the root cause and return your vehicle back to top shape as quickly as possible.

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