Mercedes-Benz ML320 Problem Report
Mercedes-Benz ML320 "No start" Due to Anti-Theft System Fault
A no start condition may develop due to an anti-theft system fault. If the drive authorization module fails to recognize the keys, the engine will not start. In many cases, a new module and keys will be needed to correct this problem.
I just changed the battery and now it will not stay started, It just keeps shutting off!!! - Visitor
My 1998 MB 320 ML, Was stopped about 15 days, now the starter don't work , only make a sound (tac, tac, tac) but don't crank, I check the battery it has 11.5 V. and charge again by 12 hr., I re programed the keys according manual but don't crank. What I must do ???. - Visitor
cranks cuts off immeditately dealer want to replace complete locking system cant get key from mercedes help. - Visitor
Car starts then shuts down seconds later. Recently maintainced has done this ever since - Jenjen7
the car dosent star whit the send key and dont open the doors. - Visitor
I lost the keys and went to a dealer for new keys. One worked and one did not. I went to my local mechanic who works on MB's and he replaced the ME computer described as a Remanufactured ME 2.0 Control Unit (945$) for $1400. The dealer then order new keys saying the old ones were not correct. Did I need the new computer? It was remanufactured according to the mechanic who said he paid $745 for it. - JArthur
Wont stay running. Anti theft. Cant get a key from dealer. They have all been given out and lost. Any help would be wonderful - Visitor
Went out to start it one cold winter morning and it would not start. Starter would engage but as soon as it would kick over it would stop. It was the key. Cost me $100 to diagnose, $141.50 for the key and chip, and $52.50 to program it. That is for one. But it works! - slu59
Car refused to start and MB dealer says All Activity Module has to be replaced. I have only had car for two weeks and now am stuck with the cost of repair of $2,150.00. - Visitor
When battery went dead, car would only start for a few seconds. Everything eventually locked up and had to have it towed. Keys then did not work thereafter. Even with new keys still problems. - Visitor
Module failed and needed replacement. - Visitor
car won't recognise key - Visitor
NO START TOTALLY DEAD AFTER A FEW MINUTES STARTS RIGHT UP...HAS DONE IT 3 TIMES IN 2 YEARS - Visitor
How do this happen is there away to fix it without going to the mechanic - Visitor
last year this happened. $350.00 for a new key. - Visitor
I recently have this problem and I need help - Visitor
Starts and runs for only a second or two then dies - Visitor
When I try to start the car, the engine turns over but immediately stops. It happens with every attempt. - KamKaza
WITHIN THE LAST MONTH, i HAVE HAD TO REPLACE MY ALTENATOR, THE EGR VALVE AND THE DRIVESHAFT POSITION SENSOR. AFTER THAT, ALL WAS WELL. SHOULD BE FOR THE MONEY I SPENT. BUT TWO DAYS LATER, I COULD NOT START THE VEHICLE. I WOULD GET A (START ERROR) IN THE DASH.. (START LOCK OUT). I BROUGHT IT TO MY MERCEDES DEALER WHO TOLD ME THEY COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM. I CHECKED THE BOOK AND IT WAS TELLING ME IT DID NOT RECOGNIZE MY KEY AND I COULD NOT RESET THE KEYS. BUT ANOTHER TWO DAYS THEY CALLED ME AND TOLD ME IT WAS THE EAM CONTROL UNIT AND WANTED TO CHARGE $1,575.00 TO REPLACE IT. I CHECKED WITH THE PARTS DEPT. AND THE UNIT ONLY COST $504.30. I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WILL CAUSE THE EAM TO FAIL. BUT NEVER HAD A PROBLEM BEFORE TILL CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR HAD TO BE REPLACED. - Visitor
STARTS UP SHUTS DOWN BATTERY WENT DEAD CHANGE IT NOW IT WONT STAY RUNNING.
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