2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550

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2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Problems

Oil Seepage on Back of the Cylinder Heads

The Mercedes Benz ML550 may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers.

On the back of the cylinder heads there are three, in total, plastic expansion plugs that plug access ports to the camshafts. These plugs are well known for seeping oil, and leaking if left unattended. The oil will run down the back of the engine and eventually make it to the ground. 

Replacement of these three plastic plugs is extremely simple, and should be done as regular maintenance. The recommended interval for replacement is every 60,000 miles.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Recalls

All Season Floor Pats Restrict Accelerator Pedal

Accessory all season floor mats purchased and installed may restrict accelerator pedal operation, resulting in a sticking pedal. Dealers will replace the floor mats free of charge to resolve the concern.

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