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Hello everyone, I'm a newcomer who just joined
Just got a 2018GLA
and tested it again.
When moving uphill at normal speed, "GEAR LEVER'" will move slightly and produce a clicking noise (or shaking sound)

Which side of the gasket or cushion, lack of or aging caused this?
Or is the transmission problem?

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Welcome to the forum and your 2018. We have the same model year and it continues to serve us very well, without such an issue. However given less driving these days and especially little during the height of the pandemic we're only around 25K miles.

The 'gear lever' is purely electronic in nature so there's no direct transmission coupling that would induce vibration. Of course vibration from the engine compartment and undercarriage could be transmitted via the steering column and thereby be most noticed by this suspended stalk appendage acting a bit like a tuning fork. Do you also feel/see vibration in the steering wheel?

What is your mileage and have the alternating year 'A' and 'B' services been accomplished (the 'B' the far more substantial)? Was this a certified pre-owned from a MB dealer? When asking such a question the more information you provide the better.

Lacking more insight, it could be that you simply need an alignment, as many of us continue to emerge from pothole season. Misalignment could have also led to uneven tire tread wear? Also be reminded that we have run flat tires which are generally stiffer than standard types.

Most here feel the GLA is a fine vehicle in many regards, but we do have to remind ourselves that it is "entry level" and therefore not to the standard of serenity that we and especially newcomers might expect of the Benz badge. Dealers have been known to actually voice this to members.
 

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Welcome to the forum and your 2018. We have the same model year and it continues to serve us very well, without such an issue. However given less driving these days and especially little during the height of the pandemic we're only around 25K miles.

The 'gear lever' is purely electronic in nature so there's no direct transmission coupling that would induce vibration. Of course vibration from the engine compartment and undercarriage could be transmitted via the steering column and thereby be most noticed by this suspended stalk appendage acting a bit like a tuning fork. Do you also feel/see vibration in the steering wheel?

What is your mileage and have the alternating year 'A' and 'B' services been accomplished (the 'B' the far more substantial)? Was this a certified pre-owned from a MB dealer? When asking such a question the more information you provide the better.

Lacking more insight, it could be that you simply need an alignment, as many of us continue to emerge from pothole season. Misalignment could have also led to uneven tire tread wear? Also be reminded that we have run flat tires which are generally stiffer than standard types.

Most here feel the GLA is a fine vehicle in many regards, but we do have to remind ourselves that it is "entry level" and therefore not to the standard of serenity that we and especially newcomers might expect of the Benz badge. Dealers have been known to actually voice this to members.
Thank you for your advice!

I spent half a day today to test it.
Currently it is 48000miles 2018

This is a car purchased in carvana and they claim to have a 150 point inspection.

Then they took it out at the original Mercedes factory
The car is in great condition, I tried sliding it slowly through each gear today
Very smooth. and full of power!

I have tried audi vw and early c200 in the past
I know German cars can have a little trouble in small places.

I kept the tire pressure perfectly aligned with four before I left.

I fill up the film.

There is a section where the left toggle is not very quiet.
Is it the lack of damping or pads in the middle?

Left Toggle and Right Toggle

Left Toggle and Right Toggle

gla Variable speed lever-driving
 
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