Motor mounts commonly fail, causing engine vibrations to be transferred to the body. Failed motor mounts should be replaced in order to prevent damage to the transmission mount.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz ML350 Motor Mounts Fail and Cause Vibration in Body
Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem
Average Mileage: 92,984 mi (22,000 mi - 184,000 mi)
Visitor, 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 70,000 mi
Body vibration (steering wheel) upon starting and low speeds.
Visitor, 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 50,000 mi
Still in the shop
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 140,000 mi
started to feel a jerk when taking off from a standing stop. Mounts were gone (thrashed)
Was given a precertified 2009 ML 350 with ruptured engine mounts and violent shakes, they fixed it, but....should I be worried about transmission problems?
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 77,000 mi
Replace motor mounts