2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550

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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Problems

Supplemental restraint system (SRS)/ai bag light may illuminate

The supplemental restraint system (SRS)/airbag light may illuminate due to damaged wires in the steering column. Any damaged wires should to be repaired and protected as necessary from further damage.

Transmission May not Shift into Drive Due to Failed Selector Module

The transmission drive selector module may fail resulting in the loss of gear selection capability. This condition can leave the vehicle stranded, and will require replacement of the drive selector module.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Questions

When car is warm up steering at low speeds near impossible, What might this be? (1 answer)

When the car is cold steering is very normal. What type of cost and repair will this require. Has anyone else been through this?

Hard to turn the steering wheel on 2008 ML 550. (1 answer)

I just bought a used 2008 ML 550 with 109,000 mi.
When I drive real slow, ( entering my garage) and try to turn the steering wheel, it takes so much effort that it is almost impossible to turn.
What is the problem?
Thanks much,
Doug

Problem with tail light on 2008 ML550. Mileage is around 50,000 (2 answers)

My rear light would not work even when the bulb was replaced. Dealer says assembly has a grounding problem which the dealer will fix [doing both sides] with a work around but wants around $275 to do so. Is this a design defect or manufacturing defect? Has anyone else experienced this problem? My ...

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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Recalls

Mercedes–Benz Recalls 2008 Vehicles for Defect in Power Steering Oil Pressure Driving Pin

Mercedes–Benz is recalling certain 2008 GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class vehicles for a possible defect in the driving pin used to control power steering oil pressure. If the pin breaks during normal vehicle turning, the steering assist will no longer operate, causing difficulty operating the steering wheel. Dealers will replace the steering gear in affected vehicles.

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