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Hi have a A class A160 1999 automatic bought from new done 17,000 miles it is in what I think you call safe mode stuck in first or second gear had it reset at a merc dealers in italy was allright for a while then same thing happened. is this a gearbox problem or the electronics?
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Im somewhat surprised the dealer just re set the system - they should have retrieved the fault codes from the TCM ( trans control module ) which would have directed them to the problem.....

This is what has to be done now....

It is either an electronic systems (control) fault - or an internal issue with the transmission itself... it really could be either at this point..

What needs to be done is to have the car , preferably if you can , to a local Auto Transmission specialist..

These are a lot more au fait with the autos - most garage and dealers will do this also as they don't have the toolery, diagnostic equipment or sufficient knowledge to deal with such issues..

It may be just a range sensor problem , something like that...but proper diagnostics will soon get to the bottom of this for you ...

This can even be down to low fluid level but depending on exact engine / model etc - but these have to be checked at a dealer or a specialist as above who have the dip stick to do this as they don't have them fitted - so that people can't check them themselves!

So work through as above and Im sure you will soon know whats needed and can get some costs...

I Sincerely XXXXX XXXXX have helped you - but let me know if I can help any more..

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