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#387 of 699 Gear shift probs in 2006 ML
Aug 26, 2005 (7:20 am)
So I got my car back from the dealership, and it appears that engineers from MBUSA are aware of the downshift and upshift jerkiness issues, and they put a new code in to the transmission specificall to address this problem. Anyone else out there experiencing this should (1) call the 800 Mercedes number for MBUSA and record the occurrence and complaint and (2) call their respective service centers and inquire about this fix.
#388 of 699 Re: Gear shift probs in 2006 ML [newmowner]
Aug 30, 2005 (9:20 pm)
After experiencing the rough shifting I brought my ML 350 to service. I spoke to the Senior Service Specialist at Bev. Hills MB and he confirmed that it is a 'known issue' and there is supposedly a firmware update coming very soon if it's not here already. I'm scheduling my 1000 mile check-up and they're going to do the update then.
#389 of 699 Re: PROBLEMS WITH NEW 2006 M CLASS? [newmowner]
Aug 30, 2005 (9:23 pm)
newmowner, was your Check Engine issue a loose gas cap? Just took a 'seminar' on my car and the guy said that was the #2 most frequent call to the service dept. #1 was a dead battery due to valet parkers moving the headlamp switch from Auto to On. In fact, that exact issue (with the gas cap) happened to my wife in her E Class.
#390 of 699 tinted windows
Aug 31, 2005 (12:12 am)
can anyone have an idea how much would it cost me to replace tinted side back doors windows on ML320 2000 with base model clean ones and where can I do that in the area close to Hollywood? I would also exchange whole set of tinted windows for clean ones and prepared to share cost of replacement. I live in LA
#392 of 699 Re: PROBLEMS WITH NEW 2006 M CLASS? [bayhunter3]
Sep 01, 2005 (8:17 pm)
#2: The new ML has an electronic shifter, it is normal to hear the shifter motor engage the
#4: I'll assume you are talking about the lane change feature? When slightly depressed, the turn signal will automatically blink three times.
Sep 04, 2005 (9:36 pm)
My 2001 ML 320/ 38,000miles got a new problem today.
I never fill the tank more than$20. Well, it used to be near filled about 4years ago gas price and I just got in habit on doing that so I don't have to tell every gas attendant " please do not top it off" ( which I was adviced from the beginning by my mercedes dealer to not top it off)
Well, anyway, the way things are now days I just figured out that I should just fill it today. As I'm driving off the gas station, my fuel gage is showing below the orange sign. orange light not even on.
What's going on?
I did hear fuel gauge on ML 2001 was kind common problem.
Now, does this get back to working after few days of driving and gas goes down or what?
#394 of 699 Re: fuel gauge problem! [encinoomnia1]
Sep 07, 2005 (7:02 pm)
There are a couple of different things that be programmed into the instrument cluster. If I remember correctly, one has to with changing how the actual amount of fuel is calculated by the fuel level sensor when adding fuel with a not so empty tank. Then again, maybe it's just a bad
fuel sending unit.
Also, topping off the fuel tank on late model cars is a serious no-no. Government regulations require the fuel vapors to be trapped instead of going to the atmosphere. If you top-off, the fuel will usually end up going into the charcoal canister, thus preventing it from doing its job, while at the same time ruining it. You will also get a check engine light to boot.
#395 of 699 Re: fuel gauge problem! [mezeca]
Sep 09, 2005 (7:10 pm)
I went about 10miles, next day and gauge went to the full like it's supporsed to be.
Kept eye on it for last few days and it's just working fine.
What's exactly going on ?
Not sure but haven't had problem since.
Thanks for reply!
#396 of 699 Re: Gear shift probs in 2006 ML [anthonyd42]
Sep 10, 2005 (8:36 pm)
That's good info. I have about 600 miles on my new ML500, and I can frequently get a good jerk from the transmission in the following situation: I'm coming to stop at a stoplight, but the light turns green before I come to a complete stop. As I begin to re-accelerate I can get a good jerk from the transition. I'm not yet sure if it's the transmission's fault, or the fact that I'm not use to the throttle/gas pedal on the ML. My previous SUV was an Acura MDX, which has a very "light" gas pedal touch. The ML is much stiffer. However, I also have a 2005 S500 which has a similar engine and 7-speed transmission to the ML, but I don't seem to have this problem.
The only other issue I have had to date is with the glove compartment CD changer which came DOA. I'm getting that replaced on Monday.