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Tailgate Latche may Stick Causing Battery Drain on Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 52,140 (34,963–68,000)
4 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
8 people reported this problem
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Rear latch sticks open. If not noticed and left, it drains batteries. Batteries now require replacing.

Regularly lubricate to free up but it continues to occur.
Tailgate sticks , battery constantly dead
I reported tailgate problem when I took it in for dead battery. They reported that dead battery and that fixed the tailgate. The tailgate is worse now.