The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern. A recall on certain 2000-2002 models have been recalled for a related issue - for more information please click here»
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Problems
Electrical switches in the door latches can fail, causing the door locks to rapidly actuate up and down multiple times when the locks are activated by either the keyless remote or door lock switch. The affected door latch should be replaced to correct this concern.
Door mounted storage pockets can become unglued and fall into the door.
The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.
A no start condition may develop due to an anti-theft system fault. If the drive authorization module fails to recognize the keys, the engine will not start. In many cases, a new module and keys will be needed to correct this problem.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE CERTIFICATION LABEL ON THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE LABELING REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, "CERTIFICATION."Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE LATCHING MECHANISM ON THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY WAS NOT ASSEMBLED CORRECTLY. IF THE PLASTIC COVER IS LOOSE DURING THE ENGAGEMENT OF THE BUCKLE TONGUE TO THE LATCH MECHANISM, THE BUCKLE COULD UNLATCH.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HOSE CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.Learn more »
Summary: MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING 125,228 MY 1998-2004 M-CLASS VEHICLES. THE HOSE CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.Learn more »
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Questions and Answers
I'm installing new shoes...having fits - biggest spring is very difficult to install as are retaining clips - not sure if I'm catching the cable either and not sure how to adjust - any su...
It blows heat when ac is on or off,take note even the ac is off ac prion is full.
how can i reach the light bulbs at the license plates and if i need to change fuses, where is the fuse box. Thanks much
When I turn on the air conditioner switch. A clicking sound come from the vents and extremly hot air blows from the vents. This occurs when the A/C is on. What could be the problem.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Reviews
Other than dash not showing temp of engine does the coolant sensor have any other function when not working properly. After belt snaped wires going to sensor broke. I replaced belt now I have no engine temp reading electric fans are on ALL the time and a/c stopped working
i HAVE NO POWER STEERING AND IS VERY HARD TO DRIVE, HOW DO i FIX AND WHATR WOULD THE COST BE $$
Loved it until everything went wrong at once. A/C, heat, seat heater-drivers, moon roof baffles, radiator and brakes all died within 6 months of one another.
I purchase my 1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 "used" in February 1999. It had 38,000 miles on it. It has been across country twice. It has gone through severe winter weather in Chicago; extremely hot weather in Arizona; and the humidity in Georgia. I love my baby. To date, I have more than 166,500 miles on my vehicle. My one true complaint is that the brakes wear down quickly. My baby is great on the highway. She's an easy drive, and you would not believe she's as heavy as noted. I will drive her until all I have is the door handle to trade in. I will trade for another Mercedes M Class. If she were human... I am afraid to think of what state she might be in.