Report: Rear Tailgate Latches May Hang up and Cause Battery Drain
Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem
Average Mileage: 50,751 mi (30,000 mi - 81,000 mi)
The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.
happened a few days ago ...not fixed yet. Liftgate closes but not latched/locked. can hear slipping/grinding sound in the latch asm.
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
this started when i bought the certifed used car in 2010, i always had to use my hand to check the gate and it would usually go ahead and latch
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 36,680 mi
Tailgate latch did not close properly drained battery overnight.
Ordered new battery & replaced latch $1,275.
Visitor, 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 50,500 mi
Rear Tailgate Latch not locking happens sporadically. It finally locked after unlocking all doors then unlock tailgate then lock all doors then lock tailgate. The only issue after this initially could no longer unlock tailgate using key or manually had to use emergency latch release to unlock/open. Also after adjusting tailgate/hatch height opening to open fully instead partial now opens/close/lock utilizing key or manually without any issues. I just make sure really lock by ensuring all lights turned off and internal tailgate/hatch notification is off.
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 65,000 mi
it would not lock all the way for a couple of times. Now it is closed and will not open.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350
BATTERY KEEPS DRAINING.
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 36,600 mi
Vehicle has gone dead 4 times, all of which the night before when we got home we opened the hatch with the remote, then closed the hatch. On one or two occassions the closing motor ticked until the lock button was pressed.
Visitor, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350, 71,000 mi
Rear tailgate does not latch all the way and I have tried to have it repaired on numerous occasions and it still is not corrected.