2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Problems

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.

Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles

Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern. A recall on certain 2002 models have been recalled for a related issue - for more information please click here»

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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Questions

I have a dull vibration throughout the car upon acceleration and while on cruse control It has a dull sound in the exhaust too. Deceleration also. its hard to explain but it doesn't seem to be from the drivetrain (driveshaft of cv joints) (1 answer)

Seems to be from the engine itself, but i cant be certain.

Why is it shaken after fuel pump coil packs n wires changed what else can it be? (1 answer)

my ml500 has been shaken the fuel pump coil packs and wires has been changed ran for a couple days now its stil shaken and when in drive drives slugish

Electric "motor" in fuelpump replaced, worried about open elctrical connections (1 answer)

Have just replaced the electric motor in the fuelpump of my ML500. When I removed the pump from the fuel tank, I found that the electrical contacts are sort of sitting out in the open inside the fueltank. ( "Standard" elctrical connection, it's plastic covered rbut the metal connect...

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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Recalls

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 03V121000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER 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.

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