04 CLK500 tranny/torque converter problem

03-29-2005, 10:15 PM
i just bought a 2004 clk500 and after my first drive after purchasing it i notice a weird noise...i take it to mercedes and they tell me i have to get my tranny fixed and the torque converter is busted....the car has 38,000kms...is this normal???should i ask for money back from my purchase or even take em to court....im sure they knew of this problem prior to my purchase....its covered by warranty, but should i sell it or do u think this problem will just be the first of many more???
thanks ahead of time

04-01-2005, 05:40 PM
Your car is under warranty. Don't touch it, and take it to a Mercedes Benz dealer only. Don't let anyone else other than a MB dealer get close to it.(they may somehow give Mb a reason to void the warranty)
On another note, this is not normal for your car. I suspect they mis diagnosed it. I would venture a guess of a bad speed sensor in the valve body electronic plate. Is it in "limp home" mode?(you have only 2nd gear and reverse in this mode). In any event, your car has a bumper to bumper warranty for 50,000 miles or 4 years from the original purchase date, so don't worry to much, the clk cars are very nice machines.

03-18-2006, 05:09 PM
mb engines are great, but there transmissions suck

03-26-2006, 09:22 PM
it most likley is not the torque converter it is the trans control module. I have not heard of any problems with the torque converters.

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