Mercedes-Benz ML430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz ML430

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Mercedes-Benz ML430
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722
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361
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827
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531
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780
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1,783

Mercedes-Benz ML430 Problems

The Door Locks May Cycle Rapidly

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. The affected door latch should be replaced to correct this concern.

Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern. A recall on certain 2000-2001 models have been recalled for a related issue - for more information please click here»

Loss of Power Steering Due to Leaking Steering Rack

It is not uncommon for the power steering rack to develop a fluid leak requiring replacement of the rack assembly. Loss of power steering fluid may also cause an abnormal noise and damage to the power steering pump.

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Mercedes-Benz ML430 Questions

1999 ML430 Cranks but won't start - 135,500 miles (2 answers)

I replaced the crankshaft position sensor and the fuel pump. Still my ML430 will not start. It cranks and it sounds like it is going to start, but dies instead. It has been down for two and a half months. It was in a shop, but they couldn't even remove the faulty crankshaft position sensor so...

The SRS idiot light will not go out so will that effect my airbags? (1 answer)

After starting it will blink off and then come back on and stay on.

How can I get the code for the radio (1 answer)

I get a Mercedes Benz ML 430 silver, I just bought it salvage title, I will like to get the code for the radio and the lock nut to get the tires out, any suggestions for those information let's me know

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Mercedes-Benz ML430 Recalls

Cruise Control May Not Disengage as Expected

It has been determined that, under certain circumstances, use of the brake pedal may not disengage the cruise control as expected. All other means of disengaging the cruise control should remain effective. If the driver were to "pump" the brake pedal instead of applying consistent force, the level of force necessary to disengage the cruise control may be unusually high. Dealers will perform the repairs necessary to correct this concern. The recall is expected to begin September of 2011.

Recall 08V465000
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING 125,228 MY 1998-2004 M-CLASS VEHICLES. THE HOSE CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.
Recall 03V121000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HOSE CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.

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Mercedes-Benz ML430 Reviews

Update to San Ramon visitor - I now have 240,000 miles on my ML430. In the last year - new engine mounts, new transmission mount, new water pump,new v-belts (2x), new timing case cover and gasket to stop oil leak, new oil fill gasket to stop oil leak, another set of Kumho tires (excellent tires 60,000 miles on the last set). Transmission fluid changes at 220K (last change was at 105K). I have a...
I love my 1999 ML 430 ! You're right about the cost to keep maintenance but I do most of the work myself! I've been performing mechanics on all vehicles purchased as well as serviced elsewhere. It's more fun if know what your'e doing! I'm keeping it as long as I can! Retired Military!
I bought my 199 ML430 4 years ago, with only 53,000. With low mileage, great looks, and 3rd row seats, I felt it was an excellent family car. After owning it for less than a year, I had oil leaks, check engine light turning on,suspension problems, car was not starting and had to have all fuse box changed, after heavy storm, wind shield wipers couldn't work, coolant pump replaced, the list go...

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