Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem Reports
Most Reported 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem Reports
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.
The covering for the center console can bubble and discolor. Replacement of the affected part is most commonly only way to repair this concern.