Mercedes-Benz
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Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid on Mercedes-Benz ML350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 79,691 (9,948–184,000)
8 model years affected: 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
52 people reported this problem
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I have 2005 ML 350. Engine run and stop. sometime engine start easy and sometime does not start. Battery checked and engine crank ok. Any idea please help before i bring my car to the shop. Thanks
Camshaft sensors need to be replaced.I get all my schedule maintenance on my car this light have been on for about 4 years. At first he stay of now it is constantly on. I can not get My 2015 car smog with this problem. I call Mercedes dealer they said they can do a diagnostic test.that cost $145. They didn't tell me how much it would cost tho. I was told over 5500. This is a nightmare...l called another dealer who specializes in Mercedes he said it will cost 4500 to get it fixed. I cant afford this today. I have other pressing things on my plate. Im trying to take care of my Mom. How things are looking i may have to wait until January.
I started to hear some rattling noise when i start the car on my 2012 ml 350 4 matic. The rattling noise is only for couple of seconds when you start the car and its gone after. I tought maybe because car is cold and its nothing serious.
After couple of weeks my check engine light came on. Took it MB dealer, after the diagnosted for 3 hours they came that its related to timing chain but we need to work on it more in order to know the issue exactly which labor cost is 3000$ just to find an issue.
Took it to some local places they say its timing chain.
Ok i dont have any warranty, actually my warranty just finished on 75000 miles so i m not lucky.
Mb delaer says to fix this issue you are looking around 10k.
Any suggestion would be highly appreciated, if anyone had such an issue if yes, how to fix it cost effectively.
I live in new york city.
Hope to hear from someone bc i m totally lost and unhappy now.

Ohh if someone know maybe is there any recall for that model and year.
Whats the best way to fix this issue.
Thanks again
Check engine light came on a week after completion of the schedule b service. Shop reports that the camshaft magnets need to be replaced. Quoted me $350 to replace the magnets.
check Engine light on Ml350 2003 SUV


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engine light showed up. Same problem. Code P0016 That's what the local mechanic told me.
730d and engine light came on @ about 92500; I haven't had it diagnosed yet(10/13/15)
Engine light was still on after technician had checked for problems after signs of oil spray under hood. Went back and they said it was probably a bad camshaft problem but it was safe to drive (?). Said that because we had missed one oil change, they probably wouldn't cover the check engine light situation/camshaft. I would like to know if the dealer is lieing to me just to get us to pay $2000-$5000 that he quoted to repair it? Also, the car is still under warranty and is paid in full. Don't know if that matters or not?
My vehicle is a 2006. I have had many mechanical problems and have spent thousands of dollars on repairs. I have heard that there were many lemons that year. I just picked it up today after having to replace the balance mechanism and the timing chain. I was told that mercedes would pick up 36% of the cost because it eas a warrenty issue....the cost of repairs was 3,200....labor being 2,100....I am angry and appalled....would never buy a mercedes again and if quality and cost is so high, why are they selling lemons....I previously drove a nissan for 150,000 miles with no major repairs.
not my car,

driving my dad car for one day while his out of town,
and i drive it as if his with me, nice and slow.

At the stop light, In drive, on the breaks
light goes green, i let go of brake and gas it nothing but rpms.

i shift to n, cant get it to shift back into drive.
i shut it off, turn it on, everything works fine.

i go. later take to mechanic.
checks the codes, says its 0633, some random code, no biggie, you can just reset.

I said awesome, and we did a oil change. what the heck seems like it can use one.

pick up the car later that day, leave, drive away happy, going to park this car and leave it alone.
im driving.... i have to stop to make a turn.....RPM's// arghhh

shut off car, turn it back on, check engine light on ! ahhhh mercedes,
i was at a pivotal point in my judgement to switch from old school pre 2001 volvo's
and was gonna buy me a new benz...

but this, this just makes me sad. benzo you aint what i thought you were.
The vehicle will accelerate rough in a stop light and run rough after the 60000 miles service
I didn't fix it yet
engine light on, had code read. P0025, said the timing was to retarded, camshaft adjuster solenoid failure. Had light reset.
same problem sproket , nigthmare mercedes