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#619 of 697 2003 ML350 Problem
Apr 06, 2007 (8:15 pm)
I got this car from my sister in LA. The current mileage is about 38K, we seems having some lucks with it, no major problem so far. But we did replace the brake pad twice, and rotor once. I understand the ML use a bit soft brake pad, which wears out fast, but two replacements within 4 years is really excessive. I wonder if this problem of the Mercedes design, or just the scheme of the dealer getting more money from client -- brake does not cover under warranty for Mercedes product (I think BMW covers everything during the warranty period).
I also have problem the Ray Catena of New Jersey could not fix. Whenever the temperature is below 30 degree, the windshield washer does not work, possibly the washer fluid is frozen at the nozzle, or the washer pump does not work at this temperature. Anyway, so much for the German engineering, maybe they should ask Russian to design this next time.
#620 of 697 2006 ml350 gas pedal issue
Apr 17, 2007 (7:50 pm)
Has anyone out there had a problem with the gas pedal on their ml350? I have 36K miles and about 2K miles ago I started my car one morning and pressed the gas pedal only to feel like there was no pressure behind it...it acclerated, but much slower than usual even when I floored it. A week later it went back to normal, then it happened again, then fixed itself. I took it in for service and they replaced the pedal mechanism but since it was no longer doing it it was hard to describe the issue. It was fine since the replacement for about a month but just this week it happened again...sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.
May 02, 2007 (3:02 am)
The OEM Continental 255/55/18 tires on my 2006 ML500 need replacement at just under 20,000 miles. I have been very careful to rotate them and maintain correct air pressure, and the tread wear has been very even. I would like to know if replacement at relatively low mileage is common. I am considering the Michelin latitude Tour HP as the replacements.
#622 of 697 Re: Tire Wear [palmharbor]
May 02, 2007 (4:34 am)
Wow thats unbelivable! My original tires lasted me to 75,000 miles. I forget what it's called exactly but my technition does wheel alignments where they not only rotate the tires but they can change the angle of the drums or balls (if this makes no sense I appologigize I'm bad at remembering technical terms) to be sure the tires are reciving the same amount of pressure and are in close alignment to the steering wheel and at the correct angle to the ground. I never heard about this during my service contract. I'm not sure if its part of the A or B service if it is you should be getting that done. But as I know with my ML when it was in service I think there are a great many elements of the services that were not actually performed or performed correctly. So it's possible that if you didn't ask for it you didn't get it. And of course tire wear depends on a lot of different variables are you driving on hot stone paved roads or something that would cause your tires to wear faster then paved asphalt?
#623 of 697 Re: Tire Wear [allipin539]
May 02, 2007 (7:25 am)
Except for a couple of miles once on hard packed beach sand, all of my driving has been on major paved highways. I have all scheduled service done, rotate faithfully, and even had an alignment at 13,500 which was not required. I check air pressure at least monthly and balance the pressure at 32 psi.
A friend in NY bought a R500, and his Continentals wouldn't pass the NYS inspection after 15,000 miles.
#624 of 697 Re: Tire Wear [palmharbor]
May 02, 2007 (1:45 pm)
The tires on my ML350 are behaving exactly the same. I always did the required maintenance too. They told me at a tire store that these Continental tires have unsatisfactory parameters for a vehicle this tall. I believe they are not thick enough on the edges or something like that... I am not sure about the replacements yet.
#625 of 697 Re: Tire Wear [eatanian]
May 02, 2007 (2:08 pm)
I have a 2007 ML320 CDI and I can say these tires are for comfort, soft ride, quiet and forgiving, so I am not surprised they are short lived. The other day a decent size rock punctured the side walls (front and rear tires) - that seemed too easy. I had a 2001 ML320 and got 50K out of the Dunlops, though barely, but that is pretty good and I was not kind to those tires.
It seems these Continentals are short lived overall. My CLK with Continentals might make 12k - I was hoping for 20K and I'm careful. My C320 4matic Wagon with Continentals did 35K but...just, that also seems short lived since I know other brands of tires go 50 to 60k.
Kind of painful
#626 of 697 ml320 doesn't accelerate and it is not transmission problem
Jun 07, 2007 (9:39 am)
I have ML320 2000. when I push gas all the way, it doesn't accelerate and pushes back. my mechanic says it's not transmission, but he couldn't find the main problem yet. is it a common case for these cars , or does anyone have some idea about what it could be?
it drives fine besides that.
thanks in advance.
#627 of 697 Re: Sloshing Sound in 1998 ML320 [mperetz]
Jun 08, 2007 (11:38 pm)
It happened to my ML 320 2000, then I discovered water trapped inside body lower sides underneath the doors. Yes, those turn into water tanks that need to be drained when rubber plugs get stucked.If you look carefully from underneath the body sides at the points were the jack is positioned when lifting the car, there are two rubber niples per side that get stucked by old dirt, just push inside with your pinky finger and will unclogg automatically letting the water out.I was told by a Mercedes mechanic that those "tanks" collect the water result from the condensation inside roof and any water that went through the sun roof by accident.
#628 of 697 wet rugs in the front
Jun 08, 2007 (11:47 pm)
Water is coming to the floor from inside, front only, driver's and co-pilot. The dealer says entire roof upholstery must be taken out, I think is he's full of it, I had that problem with an old Jaguar,water was coming through windshield grill because the a/c evaporator latch was open due to faulty solenoid operation then water filled up housing till spilling occurred. Do the evaporator housings have drains ? if so where ? What could it be in my ML ? help, heeeeeeelp !