Motor Mounts Fail and Cause Vibration in Body on Mercedes-Benz ML350

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.

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Average mileage: 89,171 (22,000–184,000)
6 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, more2011, 2013
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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 70,000 mi,
Body vibration (steering wheel) upon starting and low speeds.
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 51,000 mi,
All Tranny and motor mount ts replaced. A 2nd replacement motor mount was required. Will sell it before the extended warranty runs out.
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 61,000 mi,
2nd set of motor and Tranny mounts in Last 20,000 miles. No wrecks, no racing. Wifendrives the car around town and freeway to work. Never towed anything. Maybe it's a Bluetec problem?
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 93,000 mi,
Vibrates while driving it also vibrates while the car is in idle and my foot is on the brake.
All 3 motor mounts replaced for $900.00 at fletcher jones Mercedes.
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 50,000 mi,
Still in the shop
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?
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 77,000 mi,
Replace motor mounts