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Mercedes-Benz ML500 Electrical switches in door latches may fail

Mercedes-Benz ML500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 103,780 mi (40,000 mi - 142,680 mi)


Electrical switches in the door latches can fail, causing the door locks to rapidly actuate up and down multiple times when the locks are activated by either the keyless remote or door lock switch. A new door latch will need to be installed.

  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    2 door locks failed recently...expensive always.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    Right rear door lock solenoid activates severl times when you try to lock the doors and the right rear door will not lock. It activates rapidly 3 - 4 times.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    This has been a nightmare.....replaced over time 4 door actuator/switches. Independent mechanic replaced each one for a cost of about $450 each

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