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#642 of 699 Suspension/steering problem
Nov 21, 2007 (2:31 pm)
I have a 2005 ML500, air suspension. Since about 20,000 kilometres (12 months ago) the vehicle has developed road feedback (shudder) through the steering wheel on rough surfaces. Worse in "comfort" suspension mode. Makes it quite unpleasant to drive long distances, which is what I bought the truck for. Dealer makes the right noises, vehicle was with them for a fortnight, returned somewhat improved, but not fixed. I cannot believe this is as good as it gets for a Benz! Tried an air suspension Toyota Landcruiser on same roads with no problem. No problem also with my C class, but I appreciate it is not air suspension. Has anyone else experienced this problem or do I just swap it for a Toyota/Lexus?
#643 of 699 Re: Hatch back door did not lock on the ML320 [tuanl]
Nov 25, 2007 (9:27 pm)
I HAVE A 2000 M CLASS ALSO...THE REAR HATCH JUST STARTED DOING SAME AS YOURS...DEALER TOLD ME THAT IT WAS EXPENSIVE TO FIX...I AM A DO-IT-YOURSELFER BUT HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO TRY TO FIX YET.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE SUCCESS IN FIXING YOURS AND WHAT STEPS YOU TAKE TO ACCOMPLISH..
#645 of 699 2008 ML 350 Battery Woes
Dec 06, 2007 (8:38 am)
I'm looking for suggestions on what to do. I bought a 2008 ML 350 September 5. 2 weeks later I start getting the "red" battery symbol on the screen and the dealer suggests I have not driven it enough. So things go on for a few more days and the battery light doesnt come on. On Halloween night my wife takes the kid to trick or treat and the car dies in the middle of the road. Dealer takes it in for 3 days does all tests and replaces battery on Nov 3rd. Today Dec 6th, same message and I anticipate the same turn of events happening. So drop the car of at the original dealer and waiting to hear from them. Any suggestions as to what is happening? I have lost faith and am scared of my family even venturing out long distances in the ML 350. I may be even looking to sell it off Thanks for any suggestions in advance!!
#646 of 699 MB-tex discoloration
Jan 02, 2008 (11:09 am)
(I posted this in the GL area but am doing so here as well. I assume the MB-tex interior is the same in all of vehicles)
My '08 GL with Macadamia MB-tex interior is experiencing severe discoloration on the seating surfaces. A friend who had the same interior on an '07 experienced the same problem, although I incorrectly assumed it was unique to his. Now another friend with an '08 model is having the same problem I am. In all cases, complaints to our dealers were met first with denial that there's any problem, then advice to use a dry cleaner strength solvent (which apparently is now difficult to obtain).
My dealer told me the problem is blue jeans. The rubbery nature of the seating surface apparently picks up the dye in the jeans, darkening the material. It's only taken 3 weeks for mine to look awful. This isn't from new, unwashed jeans either. Just my and my wife's regular duds that have been through the wash plenty of times.
I'm interested in hearing if any other owners are experiencing this problem. I think it should be considered a defect and a remedy should be provided at Mercedes' expense.
#647 of 699 What is realistic tread life?
Jan 11, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I am the "proud" owner of a 2006 ml350. I have Michelin Latitude tires, which have been whining since about 12,000 miles. I have complained about this numerous times, each time getting a different answer. I now have 26,000 miles on this car, and I am being told that the tire has no useful life left. Michelin is not going to stand behind the tire. I have never had to replace tires this early on any other make of car. Can anyone tell me if this is normal wear for this tire on this make of vehicle?
#649 of 699 Re: What is realistic tread life? [mb2006]
Jan 11, 2008 (6:14 pm)
What do you mean Michelin is not going to stand behind them? What is the warranty on the tire? I assume it is more than 26,000 miles. What are they saying? Sounds like a good small claims court case to me.
#650 of 699 Re: MB-tex discoloration [bmwconvert]
Jan 11, 2008 (6:54 pm)
In looking at the interior, I moved away from Mac (though I liked the color) and opted to do a different color scheme- silver w/ ash mb tex for this very reason. In the mac mb tex interiors I saw/test drove, I noticed the same thing- color rubbing off onto the seat. I did not see this in the ash (yet anyway), though I have a hunch that it may do the same thing. I would agree- this is an apolstry issue. I will inquire this weekend as well and see what they tell me.
#651 of 699 Re: What is realistic tread life? [avery1]
Jan 26, 2008 (3:14 am)
I got about 21,000 miles on the Continentals that came with my 2006 ML500.