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Old 07-19-2011, 11:32 AM
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Transmission software upgrade,WOW!

Car went into the dealer's today for a Service(A) and I had complained about hesitation when upshifting gear's(Auto box)I was given a crap loaner whilst waiting for the car to be serviced and recieved a call from one of the technicians working on the car saying there was a software upgrade which would eliminate the hesitation I was suffering from and it would cost me 57 to get it done on top of the service charge,well what can I say the car fly's now super quick gear shift's and doubled up with the Brabus power upgrade I have i'm loving it!
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Hey Sanjit, I have the same engine and I guess the same (not so good) 5 speed auto trans as you. I've had the hesitation from new and the dealer always says that they're "all like it" !!! Do you have any details on what the software update is called / dated so I can talk to the dealer (Lookers of Redhill) about it? Thanks for your reply.

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Originally Posted by NewtwoMB View Post
Hey Sanjit, I have the same engine and I guess the same (not so good) 5 speed auto trans as you. I've had the hesitation from new and the dealer always says that they're "all like it" !!! Do you have any details on what the software update is called / dated so I can talk to the dealer (Lookers of Redhill) about it? Thanks for your reply.

Yes i'll take a look at the reciept first thing in the morning and get back to you,it truly make's the car more fun to drive when it's in manual mode!
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Had a quick look at the invoice and it only state's a gearbox software update at 57 and the problem was relating to it not upshifting,nothing else.

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That sounds aweasom Sanjit, i hope the dealers here in Australia got the same update too
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Hi Sanjit,

Thanks for the info you had - I'll try to get some interest from my dealer. I have the exactly the same issue. I'll let you all know what happened!

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Hi Sanjit,

Thanks for the info you had - I'll try to get some interest from my dealer. I have the exactly the same issue. I'll let you all know what happened!

Glad I could be of some help as it was driving me bonker's just like my creaking front driver's seat,my MB dealer has been fantastic and they fixed the seat issue for free!Keep us updated.
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Sanjit what dealer are you using bro my one seems to be useless need the same update
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Sanjit what dealer are you using bro my one seems to be useless need the same update
Hello,yes bro the dealer i'm using is Mercedes Benz of Huddersfield,service advisor was Karen Kellett and the technician that worked on the car was Bartosz Zrodlowski,W.Yorkshire,give em a call on 01484 455500.Let me know how you get on,you might be quite far away from me to make it worthwhile(suppose you may get the ref no for the software update via phone),I can't understand how another dealer can say that there is'nt a problem when there clearly is or why would it need a software update to sort it?
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Glad its working well, but paying for a tranny firmware fix. That blows!
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I got my 2008 W204 C220 CDI Transmission and Engine ECU's updated this morning, I don't think they had ever been updated. On the motorway, got it up to 50mpg travelling at 70mph on the cruise control over 26 miles, which is a first for me and it didn't seem as sluggish taking off at junctions.

My average around where I live is 36mpg, so i'll know more after a week or so if the economy is better.
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Do you know if there is a new software around for the 7 speed tranny?
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I'm guessing your out of warranty, which is why they charged you for the upgrade.

On a side note. I think that these seats are VERY prone to creaking. In almost every w204 I have been in (my 2 and many loaners) almost all the seats squeak like the springs are bad. It is very embarrassing and non-luxury, sounds like I'm driving a 15 year old hoopty.

Each time I complain they "lube the springs" and the problem gets better (not as noticeable) but it still persists and maybe a month later the problem is back at full-blown. Does anyone know if there is a permanent fix for this?

Also, a similar issue is with my sun-roof. After the car is left in heat or sunlight, the sunroof would make a terrible noise when opening it (especially tilting) they would lubricate the tracks and it wouldn't sound nearly as bad, but it still makes a sound. Any permanent fix for this either?
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Originally Posted by jctevere View Post
I'm guessing your out of warranty, which is why they charged you for the upgrade.

On a side note. I think that these seats are VERY prone to creaking. In almost every w204 I have been in (my 2 and many loaners) almost all the seats squeak like the springs are bad. It is very embarrassing and non-luxury, sounds like I'm driving a 15 year old hoopty.

Each time I complain they "lube the springs" and the problem gets better (not as noticeable) but it still persists and maybe a month later the problem is back at full-blown. Does anyone know if there is a permanent fix for this?

Also, a similar issue is with my sun-roof. After the car is left in heat or sunlight, the sunroof would make a terrible noise when opening it (especially tilting) they would lubricate the tracks and it wouldn't sound nearly as bad, but it still makes a sound. Any permanent fix for this either?
It is not a spring issue. You need to lubricate the rotating gears that adjust the seat.
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I've noticed my chair started to squeak.

Gotta lube em I guess
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I've noticed my chair started to squeak.

Gotta lube em I guess
mine are squeaking as well. About two years ago the dealer stopped the squeaks I was then experiencing, I assume via lunrication. Any idea what to use to DIY the seat squeak as well as the pano roof squeak?
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