Covering For Center Console May Bubble/Discolor on Mercedes-Benz ML350

The covering for the center console can bubble and discolor. Replacement of the affected part is most commonly only way to repair this concern.

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Average mileage: 74,389 (2,800–126,000)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 110,000 mi,
Center console bubbled, still intact. Radio fm band no sound. Few months later radio disp[lay functional but no sound at all. Cd player stopped working also. I am the original owner.
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 44,000 mi,
Center console has large bubble in the leather
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 2,800 mi,
My ML350 is a 2015. The center console has bubbles.
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 120,000 mi,
center console arm rest bubbled but did not discolor
Center console material has many small holes and pulling away of fabric leaving it baggy/loose, unsightly compared to rest of interior which is still nice.
The covering for the console bubbled, now covered under the warranty. not repaired.
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 80,000 mi,
Similar bubbling; have not fixed it yet.
Same issue as documented, the center console vinyl gets loose and bubbles. The issue is sub-par quality for a Merc and not what you expect/pay for, but just a minor cosmetic issue really.
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 74,000 mi,
There seems to be a bubble and an elbow indentation.
The people that sold me the car said all you have to do is take it off and then stretch the leather and glue it back then put the top of the console back on... we did that and that doesn't solve the problem ... it's still bubly (though not as bad) and to get a new console is $235. Does anyone know how to fix it?
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 126,000 mi,
Problem with center console cover bubbling noticed at 75,000 miles. Replacement cover is the suggestion and will probably do that in next few weeks - about $200.
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 81,000 mi,
both bubble and discolor
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 56,000 mi,
both bubble/discolor