Had a little issue the other day after giving the car some heavy right foot from almost cold ( yes i know bad boy) - it redlined before change down but them sulked a bit - lost kick down and clonked when coming to a stop. Sounded like gearbox trying to change down but not having it.
It still drove but very under powered and still a bit clonky when going from P to D etc - so did the ECM reset and its been fine since.
Been "advised" the car slipped into limp mode as the harsh use when cold sent the ECU into a confused state. Basically though it was in the wrong gear hence ECU reset - now changes gear perfectly - smoothly - quietly and all power is returned.
No dash lights - no EML - But it does not have one so it wouldn't.
Is this even possible - hard to believe the car got confused
SLK230 1998 .
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