2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550

2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Problems

Supplemental restraint system (SRS)/airbag 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.

The Transmission Drive Selector Module May Fail

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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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Possible Electrical Fire from Water Damaged Lift Gate Control Module

Due to a faulty seal around the tail light assembly, water may enter the rear compartment containing the spare tire. The water could damage the lift gate control module, causing it to fail. The failed module could overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will update the tail light seals and relocate the lift gate control module. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2009. The Mercedes recall number is 2009030003.

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