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#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.
#521 of 699 Re: 2006 ML350 NOISE [wmunson2]
Apr 13, 2006 (6:44 pm)
My 06 ML has clocked 11000 miles. During the recent winter, 2 squeaks coming from the front - left and right - each time when the vehicle is turning about 120 degrees slowly. Went to dealer a couple of times, could not replicate the problem because i) dealer is about 15 miles away 2) it squeaks a few times and goes off. But there was one time the temp was 20 degree and the squeak on the right stays. Brought back and the dealer heard it - and replace the right axle. The left squeak remains as this is not as serious as the right - and the dealer says 'PROOF IT'. I'm determined to bring it back to proof that I'm not making this up.
Also the back absorber (both sides) making 'thud' sound going thru a hump at about 5mph and also driving thru eneven roads. Brought back to dealer a couple of times and again they say 'PROOF IT'. Again,, after driving about 12 miles on the highway at 70+MPH, whatever noise there is goes away, end up looks like I'm making this up. Of late, I realised that this happens when it is raining, and it is damp. I'm now on the lookout and will bring this back to the dealer again to 'PROOF IT' and make my point.
Very dissapointed with MB response to the issue. Why would they think I spend time making this up? Each time I hear this 'thud' noise, my blood pressure goes up and wondering why I have made the decision to go with MB instead of Lexus. This 'thud' noise from the rear is especially embarassing when I've friends - they starts to laugh at MB quality and I felt like a fool as the owner.
Apr 20, 2006 (4:45 am)
My wife's 98' ML 320 is scheduled for an appointment next
week to have the crankshaft pulley balancer swapped out.
The open recall is still in effect for the 98 and 99 year
models with the defective part # 00-000. The recall will
be totally free according to the Ray Catena dealership in
New Jersey. Be proactive and check out the recall ASAP.
#523 of 699 FYI Follow-up
Apr 27, 2006 (8:43 am)
The Ray Catena Motor Car Corporation (Edison, NJ) did honor
the open recalls and replaced the harmonic balancer and did
check the steering hydraulic power assist hose, piping and
connection clamp which were fine. No charge for either the parts or labor. I am a satisfied owner of two MB vehicles.
#524 of 699 Re: 2006 ML350 NOISE [kkjm]
May 05, 2006 (9:10 am)
I have experienced the same "THUD" noise coming from the rear of my ML350. I also realized that it occurs on damp or rainy days. Clearly a problem with the rear absorbers or suspension. Brought it to my local dealer and they heard the noise on a rainy day. Brought it back the next week to be repaired(on a dry day) and they said that they could not hear the noise so they could not fix it. By the way, my 5 year old daughter asks me all the time "What is that loud thumping noise?". Maybe Mercedes should hire her? Actually, it seems they would prefer NOT to hear the noise. What happened to Mercedes? Sad day when you can get better service at your local Hyundai dealer!
May 08, 2006 (6:59 pm)
I have a ML320 1999, it has a noise in the engine like a tick or knock. Sounds like a valve cam hit. Not there on start up but when the warm up occurs. Worst at low rpm when stopped but in drive. If I push selector up to Neutral position the rpms go up and the tick goes away. Sound goes away when driving. Took it to a mechanic who figures it is a wrist pin snce the sound is midway up the engine. Any ideas?
#526 of 699 ML320 99 noise in engine Knock
May 08, 2006 (7:09 pm)
I have a 99 ML320, it has a tick or knock in the engine. Not present during start up or for the first 15 mins. After warm up it starts mainly at ideal with car stopped and in drive at low RPM load knock. When I shift into Neutral when still at stop sound goes away as rpms pick up. No sound at full drive. I took it to a mechanic and he said it sounded like it was coming from the middle of the engine and suggested wrist pin. Sounds like a valve tick to me, any ideas...oh please not a rod failure. I just bought it and the dealer said the noise was with the car since new and they have never been able to figure it out. It was a MB dealer.
May 08, 2006 (7:10 pm)
Im repeating myself first time on site.
#528 of 699 ML 350 Tire Problem (2006)
May 09, 2006 (4:34 am)
My ML 350 has 9500 miles and the Continental tries have no tread left.
Has anybody had simular problems?
Continental does not consider "premature wear" a manufacutures defect. My old ML320 i did get 45000 miles on the tire with tread left.