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Mercedes-Benz ML350 Rear Tailgate Latches May Hang up and Cause Battery Drain

 
Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 58,879 mi (15,555 mi - 105,000 mi)

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

  •  Rookie

    happened a few days ago ...not fixed yet. Liftgate closes but not latched/locked. can hear slipping/grinding sound in the latch asm.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    rear hatch won't open. Motor is working, but hatch won't open manually nor automatically with key or button

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  •  Rookie

    I have had problems with my 2008 ml 350 rear latch by it failing to lock, or locking but not a tight fit. BAttery drained and had to be replaced etc. It was worked on at the dealers many times and at an independent mechanic with a new latch being installed finally. Not sure if this is it or do I keep fixing it. Current mileage is 72,000

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  • Visitor, , 47,000 mi

    Tail gate won't open with remote . Manually and button inside car work fine.

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Lift gate didn't close properly, then got stuck and after manually opening from inside it will not not latch. Will begin to reopen. Had to turn off automatic interior lights to avoid battery drain. Have it tethered closed until get in to repair--sounds like it is going to cost about $450. Also caused interior doors to get out of whack in terms of locking. Ugh!!!

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  • push it while it closes just to make sure door is shut

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  •  Rookie

    C.kome@yahoo.com

    Severe battery drain. Not sure what is the cause.

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  • Gate will only open partially on my 2010 ml 350. So far it still closes automatically. Don't know what to do to fix it.

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  • hatch wont shut/lock ...draining battery!!!

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    Tailgate will not latch after trying electronically or mechanical attempt?

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