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Auto transmission jumps from comfort to manual mode

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by rclaydon, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. rclaydon

    rclaydon New Member

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    Hi All,

    I drive a 2009 C220 CDI Estate and find that very occationally (once every 2/3 weeks) I will be driving with 'Comfort' mode selected and find that 'Manual' mode selects without any intervention from me - seems to happen at random times. At the moment this is just a minor annoyance but I'm wondering how concerned I should be and if anyone else has had a similar experience?

    Regards, Rob
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    First time I have seen this one Rob, these odd faults are the hard to find ones.

    Mine has never moved yet, I would have thought more the switch than the box, but you never know
     
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    Thanks for the feedback - I'll try to be optimistic :)
     
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    I've knocked the paddle shift accidentally a few times and initially thought it was a fault, I was right, trouble was it was my fault!
     
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    On mine it is a button the goes from C to N to S and I cannot knock that
     
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    I think you could be right Neil - now you mention it & having experimented a bit the display which comes up relates to the paddle controls - wasted on me!
     
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    Do you know I never use my paddles, never seen much need to so far,,I may have used them twice in 6 months
     
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    We went for a little trip to the Pyrenees a while back. Before that, Ididn't use them either, but up in the mountains is where you find out what they're for :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes I could understand that :D:D one day maybe :D
     

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