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Mercedes-Benz ML350 Release Cables For Rear Seat May Stretch/Break

Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 127,000 mi (87,000 mi - 149,000 mi)


Release cables for the rear seat (second row of seats) tend to stretch or break requiring replacement.

  •  Rookie

    I bought this vehicle new and had this problem fixed at least 3 times while under warranty. I feel they should have replaced but they just kept putting the cable back on the track. In the psst this only happened when the seat was up and we learned how to put it back in, now the seat is down and the cable came off and there is no room to reach under and put the cable in. Any ideas on how to get the seat up?

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  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    Rear seat locked in halfway down position. Won't fold flat or return to full up position. This is the 60% side. The smaller side is fine.

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  • 2 months after I purchased the used vehicle at EuroMotor in Bethesda, Md. this cable broke. They told me it wasn't covered I wanted me to pay. I haven't been back since. This was my 3rd car from this dealer. No more. Can I fix this.

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  • the system no workin at the second level ,the cable no ejecute,something faill.

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  • Visitor, , 134,000 mi

    Release cable for the second row right seat came loose, preventing the movement of the seat. I was lucky that the seat was in the up position, otherwise it would have cost me a bunch since the mechanic said it will take at least a couple of hours to fix.

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  • Had to remove double rear seat and have entire assembly replaced with new cabling and reinstalled due to seat being locked in down/flat position.

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  • Broken several times

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