Mercedes-Benz ML320 Problems

Power Steering Return Hose May Leak at Radiator Cooler Fitting on Mercedes-Benz ML320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The power steering return hose may leak at the radiator cooler fitting. If the clamp is not properly tightened, the hose can blow off, causing increased steering effort and a mess under the hood.

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Mercedes-Benz ML320 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 146,211 (45,000–215,000)
6 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003
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power steering leak.
i found a recall on power steering leak,
recall # 08v465000
power steering hose connection recall MB
Somewhere during the above mileage and 162,000 this occurred. I can't pinpoint the exact mileage when this happened because I was fixing other things in the car at the time because a lot of things were wrong with it.
I'm loosing power steering fluid and I did an inspection and found a small hole in the radiator and power steering fluid was coming out of that hole
I have the same problem with my 2000 ML320 Power Steering leaks all the time. I have to carry a bottle of fluid with me at all times but know one can seem to find where the leak is coming from.
The problem has gotten increasingly worse, we have to keep bottle of power steering fluid in the car with us at all times because of how fast it leaks out, I did not realize other people was having this problem