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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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»

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The power window switch may fail and the windows will not raise. The main switch at the front center console is commonly at fault. A failed switch will require replacement.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Door mounted storage pockets can become unglued and fall into the door.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, February 16, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN ALL ACTIVITY MODULE II (AAM II) COULD HAVE A SUB-COMPONENT THAT COULD CAUSE THE MODULE TO INTERMITTENTLY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. THE AAM II CONTROLS A NUMBER OF SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE HIGH BEAM LIGHTS, INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, DOOR LOCKS, AND WIPER SYSTEMS.

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Engine, March 31, 2011

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It has been determined that, under certain circumstances, use of the brake pedal may not disengage the cruise control as expected. All other means of disengaging the cruise control should remain effective. If the driver were to "pump" the brake pedal instead of applying consistent force, the level of force necessary to disengage the cruise control may be unusually high. Dealers will perform the repairs necessary to correct this concern. The recall is expected to begin September of 2011.

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Suspension & Steering, November 15, 2008

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.

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Suspension & Steering, June 16, 2003

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.

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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Questions and Answers

Chai, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320, La Quinta, CA

i changed battery and need to reset navigation. can I get the security code?
Thank you very much.

lowe, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320, Indianapolis, IN

hi. upon take off from stop light all indicator light s came on dash and it felt like my truck was in four wheel drive and also i notice speedometer not working.

bikermike, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320, Garden City, ID

The cooling fan emits a "whistling" noise while the motor is running and continues after the engine is shut down. This is a "new" noise.

bkim94132, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320, Burlingame, CA

i have been told my tie rod ends are shot for both left and right outer. can anyone tell me what the replacement cost including labor should be for my Mercedes ML320 2001 model?

ctess, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320, New York, NY

My lights and wipers go on but it wont crank

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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Reviews

Transmission went into the "limp home" mode without warning. Was able to get home and to the garage at 20 mph for repairs due to a faulty sensor!

Too many defective sensors that cause unecessary expenses.

I live Winnipeg.Manitoba, Canada and own an ML320 and love it. There are a couple of bugs like the overhead console lights don't come on anymore. Not sure if there is a master switch for them. Still getting to know the vehicle. I have made a couple of highway trips and at 68 mph I was still getting approximately 25 mpg with the Canadian gallon. For a vehicle as heavy as this and it being AWD that is actually great. The leather interior is great. It is a softer leather which is much nicer than my '93 Olds Cutlass Convertible. The seats are very comfortable too. I am 6'5" tall and have great legroom.

Car drives really well. It's great on snow and ice. Mine has 100,000 miles on it now and it's running strong. I would definitely buy another one. My nit-picky comments are that the brakes wear down quickly, the AC vent has always had a slight rattle in it that they can't seem to fix, and a plastic trim piece on the rear corner of the car has cracked twice. The engine runs well, but it does burn a quart of oil every 5-7,000 miles. Apparently this is not unusual for this model.

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