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#534 of 699 Re: ML 350 Tire Problem (2006) [hgpm]
May 18, 2006 (5:02 pm)
I have owned a 2006 ML350 since last July. I have 9,000 plus miles on my car, have no tread left on my front tires (continental's). I took back to the dealer and they said it was because my tire pressure was low (2pounds), so it wasn't covered under the tire warranty. I have also had the transmission problems that everyone is talking about, took back to the dealer they told me Mercedes is aware of the problem, but since they couldn't mimick the problem in the shop the problem wasn't fixed. I am getting ready to trade my new car in for a new Discovery LR3. Am very unhappy with the service that Mercedes has provided!! Do not buy this car!!! By the way if any of you live in the SO CA area and are thinking about buying a Mercedes from Fletcher Jones in Newport Beach, beware of the terrible customer service!! I had three neighbors in my neighborhood that were seriously thinking about the ML350, & I talked them out of it!!! YEAH!!!!
#535 of 699 Re: ML 350 Tire Problem (2006) [sbarb1]
May 18, 2006 (9:28 pm)
Dude, why didn't you watch your tire pressure?
#536 of 699 Re: ML 350 Tire Problem (2006) [eatanian]
May 19, 2006 (4:17 am)
This hgpm again.
My tire pressure was check and check. it was within the specified limit.
I have since found out from Continental that left a voice mail on my answering machine as follows:
Mercedes know that this tire wear out premature, they use it for comfort it is not the best trie for an suv"
Now i am talking to my lawyer!!!!
#538 of 699 Is 9 mpg city on ML430 '01 normal or is something wrong?
May 21, 2006 (7:20 am)
I just purchased a 2001 ML 430 last week (EPA MPG is 16 city/20 Hwy). When driving in the city, I seem to average 9 - 10 mpg while driving conservatively. Highway is much better (around 18 - 20). When I accelerate during city driving, the computer display consistently says 6-8 mpg.
Is 9 MPG normal for city driving or would you think that there is a problem that I can get corrected? What things should I look at?? Thanks
#539 of 699 Re: Is 9 mpg city on ML430 '01 normal or is something wrong? [hollaback]
May 23, 2006 (1:47 pm)
9-10 mpg is seriously inadequate. I have a 2002 ML 320. I get about 18/19 mpg all in city driving (and about 22mpg on the freeway) using air condition/heater and or radio or CD most of the time.
There maybe a few things you can do....
1. Make sure your air/fuel filter is clean or not too old - try K&N filters, they may help.
2. Am not sure about this one, but you can try that tornado thingy - I've seen it advertized elsewhere and on the speed channel and they claim to improve your gas mileage by 1-2 mpg.
3. Check your tire pressure - if it's too low, the co-efficient of drag will almost always get you and kill your mpg numbers.
These are some of the things that come to mind that you can try, but reserch to make sure they are actually what you need in order to improve your gas mileage.
Hope this helps....good luck and let us know how you fare!
#540 of 699 ML500 tires and brakes and seat belts
May 26, 2006 (1:13 pm)
My girl friend has a 2004 ML500. She has about 60,000 miles. She has put on 2 or 3 sets of brakes and is ready for her third set of tires, what gives here???? After reading several of the postings, I see not to go to the dealer and have these things done.
Another question....dog eat the back seat belt, the dealer says it will cost $1000 to replace, where can I get it cheaper and how hard is it to fix....also, are there any manuals out there to tell me how to mantain the SUV???
#541 of 699 Hello Everyone...
May 27, 2006 (4:43 am)
Can someone please tell me why My ML500, 2002 is acting out! Whenever I start the car and tried to put it in Drive(d) it wouldnt allowed me, for some reason it lock in Park(P). And my ESP and ETA lights are coming on...
#542 of 699 2006 7 speed transmission
May 28, 2006 (10:16 am)
I have recently purchased 2 new MB models: ML500 & CLK350 Cabriolet. Both have the new 7 speed auto tranny. They behave quite differently in the two vehicles. Note that the auto writers consistently mention the ML tranny as having strange behavior at slow speeds when it changes gears - there is sometimes a clunking and a lurch felt by the driver. As my ML500 was made in May, I expected this problem would have been fixed by that time. Wrong! I have experienced exactly the same thing whereas the 7 speed on my wife's CLK350 is as smooth as glass and is as seamless on shifting as any car I've ever driven. Same tranny - different operation??? Well, I've got to realize the ML has a full time AWD function which incorporates a transfer case, which must be the reason and source for the clunk. I'm not an engineer, but I do know what I am feeling is not saying much for a $60K+ vehicle. Has anyone else had this experience?
#543 of 699 knocking sounds...
May 28, 2006 (1:14 pm)
I have a 99 ml320... recently I have been hearing some kind of a knocking sound from the rear driver side whenever I start to drive. The sound only comes out when driving at a very slow speed and it goes away when I start to accelerate.
Also when I'm in an idling stage like stopping on a red light, the shifter makes a knocking sound as well and when I try to just adjust the shifter, the sound stops or goes away. The dealer couldn't find where the sound is coming from and it's not even the shifter bushing they told me.
Has anybody encountered these situation? I would really like to find out where those sound is coming from and how to fix it. Thank you all in advance...