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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350

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2006 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

The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The brake light warning message for a burned out bulb may be displayed. Our technicians tell us the tail lamp housing may melt and distort causing a poor connection at the bulb. The lamp housing should be replaced to correct this condition.

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 2, 2008

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The weld on the trailer hitch assembly may be insufficient and not support a load. If the hitch weld failed, a load may separate from the vehicle, causing a road hazard. Dealers will repair the trailer hitch. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008050004. This recall began during June, 2008.

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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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Suspension & Steering, May 17, 2005

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The hose clamp used to secure the power steering fluid hose at the cooler may not provide sufficient clamping force, resulting in a power steering fluid leak. Loss of power steering fluid can damage the power steering pump and may result in diminished power steering assist, which could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering hose clamp to correct this concern. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2005 050004.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Questions and Answers

geobritton, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Harrisburg, PA

How to install rotors and brakes?

debkos, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Branford, CT

What tool is needed to remove caliper bolts to replace front brake pads?

ellismweiss, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Mobile, AL

where is fuel filter and how do you fix it

Tonia, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Kennewick, WA

The heater stopped working. We changed the battery before it stopped working and the battery location is under passenger seat. Would that be where the heater connection would be or maybe is it a fuse?

Towel, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, Dickerson, MD

How can the Maintanance C code be reset without take to Dealer? Had truck service six months ago instead of wait a complete year, now the one year maintenance C code appears, but I have six more...

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Reviews

I was rather surprised to find this site AFTER I purchased a used 2006 ML350. AND I wish I had never bothered. I was excited when I realized that I, single mother of three, would be able to afford the luxury of a Mercedes!! Not all that it's cracked up to be. Brakes (pads and rotors) always need replacing, which is odd because I do more distance driving than city (not alot of brake use). Power steering resivoir cracked (not sure how that happened), something with the transmission (left me on the side of the road during one of our family road trips) which was never diagnosed and now my blowers will not turn off causing my battery to drain and car would not start (some line clogged and causing a back up in fluids)......The disappointing part is that there are so many problems but not macy solutions or diagnoses for that matter!!! I can honestly say that the grand experience with the luxurious Benz has been nothing but pure hell. I will not buy another used vehicle EVER (especially not a luxury vehicle). Oh yeah, did I mention it was CERTIFIED!!!

i have my valve body replace but the up shift 1 to 2 and 3 to 4 and 2 to 1 can still br feel when gear shifting? can you please advise asap ??my email is raymond_teo@rocketmail.com

Bought in Oct. 2005 (2006 ML 350) 65000 miles and never a problem.

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