Mercedes-Benz vehicles are incredibly durable luxury machines, that with the right maintenance and care, can provide many years of use. However, like any machine with thousands of moving parts, they may eventually need repair. Your car’s transmission is one of the most important components of your vehicle, but many drivers are unsure of how to tell when their transmission is failing. These are the signs you need Mercedes-Benz repair to the transmission.

Fluid Leak

Transmission fluid smells sweet and is reddish in color. If you’re dealing with a transmission fluid leak, you’ll usually find a pool of it underneath your vehicle. Avoid driving while you have an active leak and schedule a service appointment immediately.

Burning Aroma

If you notice the smell of burning, it typically indicates that your vehicle is overheating in some way. It can also indicate that your transmission has grown old, is starting to burn, and needs a fluid change.

Your Vehicle Isn’t Switching Gears

One of the most obvious signs that there’s something wrong with your transmission is when your vehicle isn’t switching gears properly. Luckily, this tends to be an issue with your transmission fluid, rather than the transmission itself.

Your Gears Are Slipping

One sign that you may need a new Mercedes-Benz part is when your gears are slipping. This is likely a transmission issue, and you should avoid driving with slipping gears.

Your Vehicle is Unresponsive

If your vehicle is refusing to switch from park to drive, then it likely means there is a problem with your transmission. Ensure that you get it fixed as soon as possible.

Schedule your transmission repair service today at Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park or come take a test drive of a new Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicle!