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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,667 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 082003

(reported on)


  • 77,000 miles


Ignition lock failed, enabling key to be removed from ignition while in drive gear.

- Boonton, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 112001

ML320 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition key did not work. Had to use spare key in order to turn vehicle on. Consumer states without warning, at startup, while stopped, or moving, vehicle will stall, consumer states if you have a spare key, sometimes it will work.

- Fallston, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 011999

ML320 4WD

  • miles
Key lock problems, would not start due to key problems, would not start because of fuel pump failures, would not start due to gas tank problems, door lock assemblies move up and down by themselves, latch on hatch door rattled, rear seat belts rattle, oil out light came on at random times, engine check light on, last the fly-by wire gas pedal went to the floor with sudden acceleration causing an accident of the vehicle with $14,000 damage.

- Urbanna, VA, USA

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