2016 MB Sprinter 2500 transmission

Asked by Aug 03, 2019 at 12:21 PM about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 170 WB Crew Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What would happen if a 2016 Sprinter was shifted into park while traveling
down the road. Would a rachet paw engage or just click saving the
transmission or is it electronically impossible?

1 Answer


There's a fail-safe built into the transmission that won't allow the trans to be shifted into park above a certain speed just prevent damage from this happening. What speed it is, I don't know, and I've never wanted to experiment to find out. Also, shifting to reverse at high speed causes the transmission to shift to neutral.

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