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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,281 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 232014

ML320 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


Suddenly I could not gain or get any more speed. I was just coasting along, I then arrived at my destination and got out and smelled burning smell from front wheels. I could not get out of the gear I was in.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 052014

ML320 6-cyl

  • 98,275 miles
Message display indicates left brake light not working. Replaced bulb and message disappeared for one day and then reappeared. Removed bulb and bulb was ok. Went online and found where Mercedes had a brake light repair kit for this problem but I was not notified. I called the dealer and this repair kit is not under warranty or recall. I contacted a local european car repair shop who had the repair kit in stock going back to 2010 Mercedes has known about this problem but never notified me or fixed the problem when I brought my car in for normal service. Very disappointed in Mercedes.

- Englewood, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 072012


  • 50,567 miles
The braking system failed and worked again after some pumping and coasting to avoid collision. The car then caught on fire.

- Des Moines, WA, USA

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