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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430

2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430

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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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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.

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 2000-2001 models have been recalled for a related issue - for more information please click here»

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The arms for the sunroof wind deflector may break; if the broken pieces are not removed, they can jam the sunroof.

Engine -- Verified

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall. In most cases the engine will need to cool down a bit before it will restart but in some cases it may restart right away.

2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 17, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR IN THE REAR FOLDING MIDDLE SEATING POSITION MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH OUT-OF-TOLERANCE HARDWARE.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 17, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." AN AUDIBLE SEAT BELT BUZZER WARNING SOUNDS FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO SECONDS WHEN THE VEHICLE IGNITION IS TURNED TO THE ON OR START POSITION AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT IS FASTENED. THIS BUZZER ACTIVATION EXCEEDS THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THE STANDARD.

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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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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 Questions and Answers

vitaminfix, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, Merrick, NY

Replaced with after market pads (all wheels) twice within 2000 mi.because of squeel(pads looked new) refaced rotors applied pounds of anti squeek greese & cannot stop squeel at any speed- do i ...

chase94, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, Rye, NH

My hazard signal is blinking at take off and when just idling up to a light. I am not taking off quick or slipping not sure why it blinking.

chase94, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, Rye, NH

to blindsquirel, you are correct it is the ETS/ESP warning that is blinking. It just seems more frequently then I have noticed before. What does this mean?

chase94, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, Rye, NH

Blindsquirel, yes I have had new brakes, but that was late Fall or winter when that completed.

Majyk1, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, Clifton, CO

I recently took my 2000 Mercedes ML430 in for stalling while driving, would always restart (sometimes took several hours of sitting though). The repair shop replaced the fuel filter, I still had th...

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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 Reviews

Could some one assist me in the amount of atf oil for the transmission gear box?

3rd owner...obviously 1st 2 did not care about the car!! Mysterious leaks, water pump replaced, oil filter housing broken and no oil changes til me!!, alternator went bad, heavy rains and the car leaks from rear view mirror display, never had a service repair!! I purchased this vehicle to move up to a better class of vehicle from Infinity --- trust me Mercedes Benz equates to No Class!! in my book....

I LOVE MY TRUCK. I'VE HAD IT SINCE 2004 AND AM THE 2ND OWNER. NEVER HAD ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS

May 20, 2010 - With 207,000 miles I've had my share of repairs. Overall, 3 stars. Too many recalls, too expensive to maintain, gas mileage could be better than 15 to 16 per gallon/20 highway,too complicated and over engineered. Would I buy another MBZ, you bet.
It still runs and looks good.

I wouldn't recommend this car to my friends, family or enemies. Ive owned two cars in my life and its this one and a 1989 toyota corolla. I thought I was moving up to a more reliable car. however this ML430 has been giving me problems since I bought it in 2007. Within the first week the sunroof wouldn't close. From then on, Every month it was something different. Sensor lights Ive never seen would come on, brakes would still squeak even after you get them done not to mention I need new brake pads every half a year, I needed a new crank shaft because the car had to be cold to crank up, I need a new part for my transmission I couldn't change gears and many more problems. Ive tried to for get rid of it but can not because Im stuck with this hunk of junk. Please others DO NOT BUY this vehicle. Oh yeah whats my current problem for this month the caliber converter is busted...dealership states it was already replaced. so now I have to pay an average of $2000 to get it fix.

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