2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500

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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500
$
206
to $
490
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500
$
195
to $
333
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500
$
361
to $
827
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500
$
149
to $
557
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500
$
775
to $
1,743

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Problems

Stalling and/or "Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Electrical switches in door latches may fail

Electrical switches in the door latches can fail, causing the door locks to rapidly actuate up and down multiple times when the locks are activated by either the keyless remote or door lock switch. A new door latch will need to be installed.

Loss of Power Steering Due to Leaking Steering Rack

It is not uncommon for the power steering rack to develop a fluid leak requiring replacement of the rack assembly. Loss of power steering fluid may also cause an abnormal noise and damage to the power steering pump.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Recalls

Cruise Control May Not Disengage as Expected

It has been determined that, under certain circumstances, use of the brake pedal may not disengage the cruise control as expected. All other means of disengaging the cruise control should remain effective. If the driver were to "pump" the brake pedal instead of applying consistent force, the level of force necessary to disengage the cruise control may be unusually high. Dealers will perform the repairs necessary to correct this concern. The recall is expected to begin September of 2011.

Recall 08V465000
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING 125,228 MY 1998-2004 M-CLASS VEHICLES. THE HOSE CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION.
Recall 01V290000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LEFT FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARM MAY NOT MEET THE SPECIFIED STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Reviews

Rated
based on 2 customer reviews
I truly enjoy driving this car. It's quite powerful, compared to the Volvo S80 I previously owned. The only things I can complain about are the breaks which make a hell lot of a noise. I tried cleaning them and replacing the pads. It did not help. I even smoothed out the discs (which you're not really supposed to do because they are composite discs) and still no help. Sometimes they screech a l...
I purchased this car new after owning a 1998 ML320 which was very reliable. The only problems with the 2002 ML500 was that the initial wheel alignment was not accurate, causing premature tire wear. The brake pads also needed replacement at 20K miles. These two items were not covered by factory warranty. I use the 10k maintenance schedule for all inspections and fluid changes. It never requ...

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