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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.
#397 of 699 Re: fuel gauge problem! [mezeca]
Sep 16, 2005 (10:15 pm)
Update: Yesterday, I filled gas tank, and it happened again! This time driving 10mile didn't help, it stayed below empty light and orange light stayed on the whole day . Few hours later , bottom two ight came on(can't remember the name of that) in the instrument cluster. Went to dealer but they said it's OK to use the car all day and come back in to get checked today. Well, last night those two warning light was off on it's own but fuel gauge still not working. Today I went to dealer got it fixed!! it was $90.(My 4year factory warranty run out early this year)
I think it's time to trade it in for new car....
#398 of 699 ML 350 Navigation Question
Sep 17, 2005 (6:03 pm)
We would like to buy a ML 350 with Navigation. Can anyone tell me the ease of use vs other cars they have owned with nav. Also, can you tell me if it is toggle switch controlled or is it touch screen? Lastly does it have turn by turn voice prompt? Thanks for any information you have!
#399 of 699 1st Problem with the '06 ML350
Sep 20, 2005 (1:22 pm)
I got my ML350 about 2 weeks ago and so far clocked 360 miles on it. exactly 6 days after driving it off the dealer, i seem to have lost the power steering during low speed (parking and sharp U-turn speeds). I have to back up and go forward for like 2x before i can get out of a parking spot without hitting the other cars (and without breaking my arms!). The steering has become so stiff that i almost broke my wrists. There's a recall for a "steering problem" with the new '06 ML (check cars.com), but the dealer i went to have absolutely no idea about it
'Have to pick up my truck tom from the shop
About the Nav., crzyaim, ...it has a tun by turn voice prompt but not a text to speech kind, it's not touch screen nav, it's joystick and button controlled ...and it's stone age compared to the lexus nav.
#400 of 699 04 ML 350
Sep 21, 2005 (3:59 pm)
Bought the car since we like to go to the snow, and we need a luxury car for business(real estate) Wish I had never bought it. It has been in the shop 8 times in 16 months. Complained so much they are refunding me 4 payments. Told them GREAT, but just buy it back from me and I will go get a GOOD car!!! They said, 4 payments, or nothing. I am so sick and tired of this car, I listed it for sale and asked for someone to make me an offer. I emailed 4 car dealers, to see if they would buy it from us for their used collection, 1 has responded and turned me down. The problems I have had are not mechanical(engine) they are the stupid:
*Back seat folds down, but not back up(3 times)
*Rear seat access(3rd seat) pull-lever wont pull so we cannot access those seats.
*Had Gear Shift knob replaced, since the leather wore
*Had to have my Exterior weather stripping replaced, since it faded too quickly
*Radio has a mind of its own Speed control volume does what it wants to
*Driver's seat seat base has been replaced twice, and it is about ready to crack again
* New tires front and rear
* New brakes, both axels
It is so bad, the lady at the loaner car tells me my "usual' loaner is waiting for me
Will never buy another Mercedes, and sorry I bought this one...
2004 ML 350 Anyone??? just 26+++ Miles on it(miracle isn't it?)
#401 of 699 2006 ML 350 and Ml 500
Sep 22, 2005 (12:41 pm)
Is there a discussion site that pertains only to these two new models.
I am interested in what owners think of the new models.