A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Problems
The brake light warning message for a bulb out 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.
The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.
After a heavy rain storm, the drains for the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system intake can be plugged with leaves and other debris, causing a dead battery. Water fills the intake cavity and overflows into the vehicle, directly onto the blower motor and its regulator. This causes the regulator to short out and the blower motor will continue to run, despite the key being off and removed from the vehicle. Usually the carpet at the right fr...
Bolts that connect the automatic tailgate actuator lever to the tailgate can break. The broken bolts need to be drilled out and the holes re-threaded before a new bolt can be installed. If you hear any unusual noises when raising or lowering the power tailgate, have the mounting bolts inspected to make sure they are tight so the problem can be repaired before the bolts break.
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Recalls (Recent)
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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.