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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problems

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Most Common 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problems

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 ...
Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to f...
The brake light warning message for a burned out bulb may be displayed. Our technicians tell us the tail lamp housing may melt and distort causing a poor connection at the bulb. The lamp housing sh...
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1 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Brakes Problem

Brake pad life varies and is dependent upon driving style and terrain. Because of the weight of this vehicle, brake pad life is very short. If driving aggressively, one can expect a life of about 8...

3 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Drive Train Problems

Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to f...
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, changi...
High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.

3 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Electrical & Lights Problems

The brake light warning message for a burned out bulb may be displayed. Our technicians tell us the tail lamp housing may melt and distort causing a poor connection at the bulb. The lamp housing sh...
A dead battery, slow cranking when starting, or erratic electrical system operation may be caused by a faulty positive battery cable. There is an updated cable available to replace the old design.

4 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Engine Problems

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light...
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
When starting the engine after sitting for several hours, a knocking sound may be heard for several seconds. This is a common issue with the 2006-2010 Mercedes Benz ML350. There are three common pr...

0 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

After a heavy rain storm, the drains for the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system intake can be plugged with leaves and other debris, causing a dead battery. Water fills the intake cavity and ...

0 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Maintenance Problems

3 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Miscellaneous Problems

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 switc...
The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.
Bolts that connect the automatic tailgate actuator lever to the tailgate can break. The broken bolts need to be drilled out and the holes re-threaded before a new bolt can be installed. If you he...

4 Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Suspension & Steering Problems

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 ...
A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.
The power steering reservoir designed for the 2006-2014 Mercedes Benz ML350 commonly leaks power steering fluid causing a screeching sound when turning the steering wheel, especially when the vehic...

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Known 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Problems & Complaints

The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.
Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to f...
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, changi...
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 ...
The brake light warning message for a burned out bulb may be displayed. Our technicians tell us the tail lamp housing may melt and distort causing a poor connection at the bulb. The lamp housing sh...
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light...
After a heavy rain storm, the drains for the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system intake can be plugged with leaves and other debris, causing a dead battery. Water fills the intake cavity and ...
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
When starting the engine after sitting for several hours, a knocking sound may be heard for several seconds. This is a common issue with the 2006-2010 Mercedes Benz ML350. There are three common pr...
The power steering reservoir designed for the 2006-2014 Mercedes Benz ML350 commonly leaks power steering fluid causing a screeching sound when turning the steering wheel, especially when the vehic...
The 2006-2012 Mercedes Benz ML350 may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers. On the back of the cylinder hea...
High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.
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 switc...
On vehicles with airmatic suspension, the airmatic pump relay can stick, causing a dead battery, because the pump continues to operate when it should be shut off. Eventually, the pump will fail; th...
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