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#303 of 699 Minor problems with our 2000 ML320
Dec 30, 2004 (8:34 pm)
We have 52k miles on our ML320 and it's been in the shop more times than I can remember. The most recent was for the material on the A pillars delaminating and bubbling off the pillar. They replaced it under warranty. The engine and transmission have been great with no problems whatsoever, and gas mileage has been great, considering it's an SUV. It's been mostly trim items that don't seem to hold up. Front brakes pads were replaced at 45k miles. One ongoing problems we've had since new is slight shimmy or bounce when on the hiway at 65-75 mph. Even a new set of tires didn't correct it, and Mercedes service has looked into the problem numerous times. Now we find that one of the wheels has a slight warp to it, so it's back to the dealer to get it replaced. We have records going back to when it was new, so we shouldn't have a problem having it replaced under warranty. We are really thankful that we bought the 100K mile extended warranty, as it looks like we'll be needing it. The one thing we don't like now is we moved to another state, and the local dealer offers no premium services you would expect, like car washes when your car is serviced, or loaners, free bottled water, coffee and capaccino in a TV lounge. I guess we were spoiled at our previous dealer.
#304 of 699 Re: Low Humming Sound [navyguy1990]
Jan 22, 2005 (1:23 pm)
Hey NavyGuy you mentioned European Autowerks right? Thats in New Jersey Right in Edison? Well my girlfriend is having problems with her ml320 yesterday coming out of the parking deck i tries to clean all the salt from the windows by using the winshield washer sprayer, but after a while it didn't work, initially I though it was out of fluid but it was filled to the top. Now today during the middle of the snow storm upon starting the vehicle the washer works but the wipers won't. I was trying to look for the fuse box to locate it. Where exactly is it located? Also I too have heard that humming sound particularly when the weaher is cold, it goes awqay once the engine compartment is warmed up. Is this a problem because yesterday when it was cold and I started the vehicle I didn't hear it at all? Thanks in advance
#305 of 699 Windshield wiper stopped working.
Jan 22, 2005 (1:41 pm)
Have a ML320. Windshield wipers just stopped working! Any ideas of the cause of the problem? Anyone know where to find the fuse box on this vehicle? Thanks!
#306 of 699 Re: Low Humming Sound [johnjon]
Jan 25, 2005 (5:41 am)
I took my 2000 ML320 to European Autowerks in Virginia Beach, VA. I haven't had any problem with the windshield wiper (at least not yet).
I've noticed that the fuse box is in the hood, just front on the steering wheel. I'm not sure if it contains all the fuses, but I do know that the fuse box is there. The mechanic pointed that out to me, because that's where my low humming sound is coming from.
Good luck to you.
#307 of 699 Anyone replace shocks on ML320?
Jan 25, 2005 (1:31 pm)
Has anyone replaced the shocks on their ML320? Did you use the Mercedes brand or did you go with another brand? We have over 52k miles and I'm thinking the shocks are getting worn. I've noticed the ride is a little more wobbly lately, even though bump rebound seems ok.
Jan 27, 2005 (5:39 pm)
The only answer I have regarding problems with the ML320 is to get rid of it. I have a 1999 model and I can't count the number of times it's been repaired. I am determined to trade my ML for another SUV this weekend! It's not worth the money, the time, or the headache to continue to drive this vehicle. Malfunction lights come on every two weeks for one thing or another. Does anyone know how to turn them off, just long enough for me to trade the vehicle at a dealership??
#309 of 699 Aftersales service at HBL Mercedes of Tysons -ML350
Feb 08, 2005 (8:46 pm)
Hi ML owners, any body with the same problems?
I bought a new ML350 '04 with pronounced vibrations within first few hundred miles:-
Under 1000 miles, HBL Service said it is the problem with the front Dunlop SP 5000 tire - but HBL Service replaced the rear tire and front brake assemblies!
Around 2000 miles, problem continued - HBL service opined all MLs are like this!
Around 12000 miles, problem continued - HBL service attributed it to front brakes and changed them!
Around 15000 miles, problem aggravated - HBL service attributed it to all four Dunlop tires and changed them to non recommended under rated 105-S Michellen tires!
What to do now?
#310 of 699 Re: Aftersales service at HBL Mercedes of Tysons -ML350 [ml-lover]
Feb 09, 2005 (3:53 pm)
Have they checked to see if all your wheels are straight, and not warped? Also, have them check all the body mounts. If one or more is broken or not applied correctly, it will transmit vibrations throughout the body.
#311 of 699 Re: My opinion of the M-class. [pirateman1]
Feb 28, 2005 (1:27 pm)
DON'T DO IT.... I HAVE AN ML320 AND I AM STILL REGRETTING IT TO THIS DAY. IT IS THE MOST UNRELIABLE CAR I HAVE EVER HAD. POOR DESIGN (POWER SEAT MODEL AT REAR OF FRONT SEAT) KIDS HAVE KICKED IT 4-5 TIMES, LAST TIME COST ME $450)
TOO MANY ISSUES TO LIST. READ THE LATESTS RATINGS OF ALL MERCEDES CARS. I'VE BOUGHT GERMAN FOR YEAR AND AM GOING JAPANESE FOREVER.
#312 of 699 Re: RADIO WILL STAY ON AFTER I REMOVE THE KEY FROM IGNITION [elvrfer]
Feb 28, 2005 (1:30 pm)
I also have a 2000 ML320. Best think I can tell you is to get rid of it now. It is the worst car I have ever owned in my life. I have 16 pages of service history with MB right now. My car is in for the 5th time with powerseats won't work. I've had nothing but trouble with mine. I am finally selling it today,,, and mine is paid off.