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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#8117 of 8199 Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles
Mar 01, 2008 (5:10 am)
I was looking at a "new to me" ML320, but the mileage is what scares me. It has 132K miles on it and I know repairs will dent my pocket if things start to go wrong. They are willing to sell it to me with a 1 yr/12K mile bumper to bumper warranty. I have heard mixed reviews on the truck and I just don't want it to die on me.
I have heard that a mercedes isn't "broken in" until after 50K and that I will die before it does and that mileage doesn't apply to mercedes and BMW. Heard this from the dealer and other owners.
Question is: Will I be investing in a MAJOR problem based on the mileage?
#8118 of 8199 Re: Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles [kandygirl]
Mar 03, 2008 (10:35 am)
I have '98 with 208K miles on it. I couldn't be happier with the vehicle. Other then standard maintenance, we haven't had any issues with the truck. I realize that not everyone has such a positive view, but I think it's a great vehicle.
#8119 of 8199 Re: 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 [jabiru1]
Mar 05, 2008 (10:36 am)
Most likely the brake switch (long known for problems) or transmission interlock switch. It is the electrics which are keeping the starter quiet.
#8120 of 8199 Re: long cable along the crank shaft- hitting shaft [erwin5w]
Mar 05, 2008 (10:43 am)
I think you mean driveshaft and yes there cables to be messed with by a transport driver. They throw chains over the axle and can screw up all sorts of things. My guess is the emergency brake cable. If it doesn't work you have found it. A nice long road trip may prove to be a cheaper alternative.
#8121 of 8199 Re: Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles [lynnejacob2001]
Mar 21, 2008 (9:24 pm)
I am also considering to purchase a '98 ML 320 with 125,000 miles. I realllly like the car but the miles scare me as well.
#8122 of 8199 Mercedes ml320 2002. My SUV will not start.
Apr 16, 2008 (6:03 am)
The ignition will start and turn over but the car dies right away. I am very low on gas. I thought this was the problem and put an additional 2 gallons in but the problem persists. The fuel pump was replaced in 2006. I am wondering if the fuel filter is clogged or I have a fuel pump problem. It is in the garage and wondering if I need to have it towed or is there something we can check out. Your assistance is appreciated.
Apr 28, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Does anyone know the location in the fusebox of the fuse for the rear power outlet, the one by the rear tailgate?
#8124 of 8199 Re: Mercedes ml320 2002. My SUV will not start. [artiste]
Apr 30, 2008 (9:30 am)
If you let fuel level get too close to empty, you will burn up the fuel pump.... it will turn to toast in an instant because it relies on the fuel for lubrication....
you have every symptom of a shot pump. never let your fuel get below the 1/8 level
#8125 of 8199 DOOR LOCK PROBLEM....NEED HELP!
May 06, 2008 (9:28 am)
I have an 02 ML55....for some reasons my rear passenger side door lock is jam! It won't lock automaticly or manually(it anoying when it come to a slow speed,the door try to automatic set the lock) anyways have anyone ever took the paneling off the door?.. someone told me there is 2 clips at the rearend of the door, any other clips?. Any help would be highly appreciated!...
#8126 of 8199 Re: Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles [kandygirl]
Jun 19, 2008 (5:18 am)
I know what you mean. I was looking at the ML500 2003. The price is right but I wanted to know when problems tend to happen at a particular mileage point. I cannot afford to be riding cute and have my truck blow up. Also, I have heard that they only get between 21-25 miles to the gallon. If anyone knows differently, please let me know. I am interested in the truck but I don't want any other issues other than normal wear & tear!