Transmission May not Shift into Drive Due to Failed Selector Module on Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The transmission drive selector module may fail resulting in the loss of gear selection capability. This condition can leave the vehicle stranded, and will require replacement of the drive selector module.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 94,916 (71,000–150,000)
2 model years affected: 2007, 2008
11 people reported this problem
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gear stuck in park. light on dash that indicates which gear it is in doesn't illuminate. Is in "limp" mode when you override the selector;
Transmission won't shift from neutral after it starts to go it stops and revs engine up leaving you stranded in the intersection to be hit by oncoming cars.
warning message came on while driving saying drive to service center, after stopping vehicle it would no longer start. vehicle had to be hauled to dealer for repair.
still hasnt been fixed, car still siting at Mercedes. Was told this was one of the many problems with the used 2008 GL 320 cdi we just purchased.
Took to mercedes and they placed on a diagnostics program and reset. fine for a while but they tell me it is failing