Mercedes-Benz ML550 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz ML550
- When car is warm up steering at low speeds near impossible, What might this be?
- Hard to turn the steering wheel on 2008 ML 550.
- I have an ml500 Which the front left passenger seat keeps movinng all by its sel
- Often when turning the key to start, it continues to churn for several seconds.
- Problem with tail light on 2008 ML550. Mileage is around 50,000
Mercedes-Benz ML550 Problems
The supplemental restraint system (SRS)/airbag light may illuminate due to damaged wires in the steering column. Any damaged wires should to be repaired and protected as necessary from further damage.
The transmission drive selector module may fail resulting in the loss of gear selection capability. This condition can leave the vehicle stranded, and will require replacement of the drive selector module.
Mercedes-Benz ML550 Questions
When the car is cold steering is very normal. What type of cost and repair will this require. Has anyone else been through this?
I just bought a used 2008 ML 550 with 109,000 mi.
When I drive real slow, ( entering my garage) and try to turn the steering wheel, it takes so much effort that it is almost impossible to turn.
What is the problem?
Have taken it in twice to dealership and it still occasionally does this. Any ideas?
Mercedes-Benz ML550 Recalls
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.
Mercedes–Benz is recalling certain 2008 GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class vehicles for a possible defect in the driving pin used to control power steering oil pressure. If the pin breaks during normal vehicle turning, the steering assist will no longer operate, causing difficulty operating the steering wheel. Dealers will replace the steering gear in affected vehicles.