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Shutter or Rumbling When Truning at Slow Speeds on Mercedes-Benz ML350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Due to slipping clutches in the transfer case, a shudder or rumbling from the center of the vehicle may occur, especially when turning at slow speeds. If the clutches are not too badly worn, changing the fluid will fix this problem. Otherwise, the transfer case will need to be disassembled to change the clutches.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 35,000 (35,000–35,000)
7 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, more2010, 2011, 2013
10 people reported this problem
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2011, ML-350 Diesel. Some sort of vibration in the powertrain when turning and going uphill at low speed. Seems to always occur in 2nd or 3rd gear between 1800 and 2100 RPM, and feels like a hesitation or shuddering.