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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Problems
The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.
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.
A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.
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...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Recalls (Recent)
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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.