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Gearbox problems

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Fpalmer, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Fpalmer

    Fpalmer New Registration

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    The problem i have is, the car drives along, loses power and jumping out of gear and revs increase. I have been to Mercedes in Dartford to get it fixed, in april and 2 months prior to end of warranty, i was informed the gearbox was faulty and it was replaced. 2 months after the fault persisted and i was informed i had to pay, to get the fault repaired!!! Since then the fault is consistently getting worse. I believe the gearbox should have its own warranty as it should be a new gearbox!!!!
    Can anyone please advise what course of action to take and also if there this is is a common fault with this model, as my husband has had the same problem with his car.

    Many thanks
     
  2. harp1963

    harp1963 Senior Member

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    I returned my C220CDI Auto due to persistent gearbox faults.
    Back to BMW thank god.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I think by law as you reported the fault while under warranty that they must must it right. They cannot play the putting off game till it is out of warranty
     
  4. star

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    What caused the gearbox to be at fault? If water and this problem has not been addressed, then it will continue to happen.
     
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    st4 Banned

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    The gearbox replacement is not under warranty once the manufacturers and/or vendors warranty expires.

    There is a two years parts warranty but it only applies if you, or a service plan pay the cost or a portion of the cost of the part...

    The reason for this is that if a car was covered under warranty for three years and at month 35 a part fails that car or part is warrantied further than the original warranty period than a car that experienced no warranty faults. In other some customers would be advantaged more than others.

    However, I'd expect a gearbox to be covered by goodwill given the circumstances.

    But I don't think 2x gearbox failures are likely certainly not on a Mercedes so I do think either something else in your car is an issue and/or the part wasn't fitted correctly.

    Do post back with progress re your car
     

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