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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350

2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350

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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

It is not uncommon for the power steering rack to develop a fluid leak requiring replacement of the rack assembly. Loss of power steering fluid may also cause an abnormal noise and damage to the power steering pump.

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.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Questions and Answers

JAZUR, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350, San Francisco, CA


Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Houston, TX

How many quarts of synthetic oil is needed for the 2005 MB ML350?? Thank you...Enrique

Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Mooringsport, LA

interior lights do not come on when the door is opened. Map lights do not work. Cannot find a fuse for interior lights.

robin227, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Brooklyn, NY

my 2005 mercedes benz ml350 has issues that im conern about in the morning. when i start the car it makes this groaning noise and then when i start moving it the wheels in the front makes the noise...

robin227, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Brooklyn, NY

my car is a 2005 ml350 and i need help by myself to fix the light in front of my car that i use to indicate that im turning and making a left. the bulb needs to be replace i just need help step by ...

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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Reviews

I bought a 2005 ML350 in early 2013. Still drives like a dream. The only cons are that the check engine light came on 8 months after purchase. I took it to an auto parts store that ran a test that said it has something to do with the gas tank - air leaking. I still had the original cap so I bought a new one and reset the battery - it came back on and recently the SRS light came on. Both are annoying but minor. I had to change the lights but everything was original. It's only been a year but it was already 8 years old when I bought so can't complain so far. The service D code came on, I changed the filter (original) and had an oil change, the only problem now is that I have no idea how to reset the code. All in all I must have picked a lucky one compared to other reviews.

I bought a 2005 ml350 with 72K miles on it in 2011. It checked out fine.
About 8 months later the service light come on and I get a 3K bill. Belts, water pump, play in right wheel, rotors and breaks, etc, etc.

4 month later and the car starts to shake. Back to dealer. The fixed the injector stuck open, buttoned it back up and noticed a knocking noise. What is going on?? Oh, you'll probably need a new engine but it'll cost you 2K for us to confirm that. WHAT??
So, I'm at a loss and totally disappointed. I'll avoid MB like the plague. Buy what you want, but you have been warned.

I have a 2005 ML350 with 110k. I am now replacing the rear shocks for the 1st time. My issue with this Suv is, the A/C unit. It was replaced 2 years ago and the new one really struggles to perform. You would think "Mercedes" everything should work great. I am sorry to say, not on this Suv.

you are right about Bruce Bennett. Take your money and run. What a disgrace. Business people not. Seems like take the cash and go back to Florida is the feeling . I feel the same way you do. Something should be done!

Have a 05 ML 350 special edition Silver /Gray with 3,200 miles.I am looking to drive for a every long time.Seeing all the reviews tells me that I will be happy with my purchase.

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