The brake light warning message for a burned out bulb may be displayed. Our technicians tell us the tail lamp housing may melt and distort causing a poor connection at the bulb. The lamp housing should be replaced to correct this condition.
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz ML350 The Brake Light Warning Message May Be Displayed
Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem
Average Mileage: 63,661 mi (24,000 mi - 144,000 mi)
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 58,000 mi
I had the same problem as others are describing. In effort not to have to rewire the light, I dremel tooled the housing ever so slightly and embry boarded the actual socket connectors just enough to sand off any buildup. That worked for a few days. Seeing other posts about the lack of solid connection, I shimmed the connectors with a cut down piece of plastic coffee stir. One underneath, the other long ways. Laugh if you will, I have never had another problem. Worked perfectly. The best I can tell is the design does not allow solid contact over time causing the problem. Bending the connectors alone won't give the pressure to maintain the required contact. You have to shim the connectors to enable enough pressure to ensure solid contact to the housing. I also put bulb grease on the housing after cleaning it to help avoid future concern. As I say, it has worked fine ever since. Good luck!
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 52,000 mi
mercedes sells a brake light repair kit..its like $20 bucks..all it is is a re-designed socket with a ground cable attached to it that wasnt there before...
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 65,000 mi
I have exactly the same problem, very annoying!
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 44,000 mi
tail light sign always shows in my ML 350 2006
the dealer said sensors need to be replaced it cost $240.00
I haven't done that yet, I am trying to find if it is a manufacture defect.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 144,000 mi
replaced both left and right upper bulbs . warning light stays on . does not reset. This should be a safety recall by Mercedes Benz regardless of the mileage or age.. The best or nothing statement I guess does not apply here.
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 62,000 mi
Tail light warning light comes on very often I have to be replacing bulbs every other week.
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350
I have the same problem that the right brake light is not working although a light bulb is still good. Next, I thought a possible solution would be a fuse brake, but could not find it from the fuse boxes. I guess there is no fuse brake. Thanks to others who posted comments. Sounds like I can not fix by myself. Will have to take my car in to the specialized MB for a fix.
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 39,000 mi
Getting the Left Brake Light warning although the bulb is good. I was told the updated socket harness kit is required for both Left and Right Brake.
Visitor, 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 57,175 mi
Have the same problem. My technician just check the bulb, and it is good. He told me that whole housing has to be changed, and it will cost me more than $250. I have road many comments about this problem, so it has to be recall on it. So... what can I do?
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 64,000 mi
I have the same problem. Glad I found several websites that show the same problem. Looks like the housing is causing it to melt. I still have the extended warranty. Headed to service tomorrow