2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Problems

Shutter or Rumbling From the Center Differential

Due to slipping clutches in the transfer case, a shudder or rumbling from the center of the vehicle may occur, especially when turning at slow speeds. If the clutches are not too badly worn, changing the fluid will fix this problem. Otherwise, the transfer case will need to be disassembled to change the clutches.

Problem With Ball Joints May Cause Creaking Noise

A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.

Brake pad life varies on driving style and terrain
Brake pad life varies and is dependent upon driving style and terrain. Because of the weight of this vehicle, brake pad life is very short. If driving aggressively, one can expect a life of about 8,000

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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG 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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