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B200: there were no issues until the mileage hit 68,000km..steering…

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In may of 2009 I...
In may of 2009 I purchased a B200 and there were no issues until the mileage hit 68,000km. The transmission began to make a strange "power steering" like noise. The end result was the transmission is being replaced.

Q. Is this a common occurence?

Garry
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Mercedes
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Mercedes Mechanic: Stan, Mercedes Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

There were 3 types of transmissions on B-class. I would be able to determine the type if you tell me the VIN of the car.

 

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Stan

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

The VIN is WDDFH33X69J455445. This transmission has 3 settings......C.....S....M

 

Garry

Mercedes Mechanic: Stan, Mercedes Technician replied 8 years ago

Hi Gary,

Your B-class has a variator-type transmission. This means to me that it is not all that common and to guarantee the repair, dealer replaced the complete unit ( i assume under warranty). New unit is of modified design, so it should last longer. It seems to me that the variator's belt has stretched, which does happen on some of these cars.

 

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Stan

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