I recently experienced a failure in my transmission (130k miles). While driving in the DC/Maryland area my 400E would not go into reverse. All other gears worked fine, but I was parked in a head in only garage. After having the car towed to my local MB Dealer, I am now told that it is best to replace the tranny to the tune of $3000. Needless to say I was floored with this number and need some inputs from anyone who has had a simular occurence. I was also told that after the car sat for 8 plus hours the tech couldn't find any problems with the tranny.
All replies appreciated,