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#511 of 699 Re: Catalytic Converter Recall [jhinsc]
Mar 19, 2006 (11:53 pm)
Well, we have gotten some paperwork in the mail from Mercedes about the recall, though it is not posted on edmunds. We took the car into the dealer for service on Friday because it just was not driveable anymore with such loud exhaust. (It sounded like a NASCAR). All though they didn't have the part in yet, we were allowed to exchange our car, free of charge, for a loaner until the work is completed. The loaner is just fine for now because it's a nearly brand new (it has 1300 miles on it) 2006 Mercedes C230 with the new 2.5 liter V6. Sweet car, especially with the bright red exterior and black leather interior this car has.
#512 of 699 E-320 Passenger mirror spring
Mar 21, 2006 (4:33 pm)
Can anyone help me with a the passenger mirror that the spring has come loose. I purchased a used housing and that spring is loose as well.... HELP PLEASE...........
#513 of 699 More ML350 Problems
Mar 22, 2006 (7:21 pm)
So, once again I am taking my 2003 ML350 in for service. I have had nothing but issues for the last two years. The car has lost power steering and I have had numerous, what I assume to be, transmission issues. The car continually shakes while at a stop and then fails to shift while accelerating. My favorite is when it fails to shift on the freeway! All but once, the dealership has claimed to find no issues witht he car. The last time it was in for service, I was informed it was missing an integral part of the engine software (which was apparantly installed). Nonetheless, the problems started up again. The dealership makes me feel like I'm crazy, but I know something is wrong with the car. Any insight on the transmission issues???? Thank you!
#514 of 699 Re: Need to purchase new tires for 2001 ML320 [mcqueen4]
Mar 26, 2006 (6:24 pm)
I'd go for the Bridgestone though they're pretty even with the Goodyears, but slightly better. The Coopers would be my last choice in those 3.
#515 of 699 Re: Need to purchase new tires for 2001 ML320 [mcqueen4]
Mar 27, 2006 (12:14 pm)
I recently purchased the Bridgestone Dueler H/T Alenzas to replace the Dunlops which were OEM on my 2000 ML320. The Dunlops had 34,500 miles on them and were well worn. I purchased the Bridgestones from a Firestone dealer and with a 4-wheel alignment, lifetime balancing and rotation, got out the door for $780. The ride is now more car-like, quiet and smooth with improved cornering. Wet traction is better although I have not tested yet in snowy conditions. TireRack.com web site has user ratings and comparisons on tires for the ML. The Alenzas were rated #1. Check them out.
#516 of 699 ML320 Key Programming
Mar 27, 2006 (2:13 pm)
I have a friend who had to replace the lock cylinder on a ML320. He also got a new transponder key. The problem is that while the key works and will start the truck, he is-using the M-B directions-unable to program the key to lock/unlock or activate/deactivate the alarm. Any ideas? Thanks!
#517 of 699 Re: Need to purchase new tires for 2001 ML320 [ran111]
Mar 27, 2006 (11:52 pm)
That's interesting. First of all, do you have the 17" or 16" wheels on your ML. Because we have the 16" wheels and they came from the factory which General tires not Dunlop like I've heard people say they've had on their car. Tirerack.com also says that the oem equipment for the 2000 ML320 was Dunlop, not General. Maybe it has something to do with manufacturing date and a change in tire contracts.
#518 of 699 Re: Need to purchase new tires for 2001 ML320 [ethanwest]
Mar 28, 2006 (7:17 am)
I have 16" wheels that came standard on the ML320. The 17" wheels were standard on the ML430 that year. I recall that both General and Dunlop provided OEM tires for the ML, at least in MY 2000. Back then, there were many discussions on this forum about the pros and cons of each brand of tire.
#519 of 699 2006 ML350 NOISE
Apr 12, 2006 (12:47 pm)
PURCHASED A 2006 ML350 APRIL 2005. TOOK DELIVERY WITH 14 MILES ON VEHICLE. AFTER 12000 MILES WE HAD A NOISE IN FRONT END. DEALERSHIP CHANGED OUT FRONT DIFERENTIAL\RIGHT AXLE SHAFT AND RIGHT AND LEFT KNUCKLES(WHEEL BEARINGS). NOISE GONE FOR 2 WEEKS, AND THEN BACK. 15000 MILES NOW AND NOISE IN REAR END. DEALERSHIP CANNOT FIND PROBLEM AND BENZ HELP LINE SAID DRIVE TILL THE DEALERSHIP CAN FIND THE PROBLEM..WONDERING IF ANYONE WITH A 06ML350 HAS HAD ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THIS. THANKS
#520 of 699 Re: 2006 ML350 NOISE [wmunson2]
Apr 12, 2006 (3:35 pm)
Welcome aboard, WM!
I do hope other members can provide the feedback you request.
I'd like to recommend that you turn off your CAPS LOCK as people tend to pass over messages typed in ALL CAPS.