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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
155,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 082011

ML320 MP V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles


The dealership tells me that there has been 7 duplicate keys made for this car in the past. I bought the car from a friend and he nor I have bought any keys for the car. It was used when he bought the car, so I really don't know if this is a true statement, or not. They told me they would have to replace the ignition lock plus new key and something about the security system, and would cost upward to $3000.00 to make the problem go away. The car is not worth much more than that. I am finding it very difficult to believe everything that I am being told..... Can anyone help me with a fix? If I can get it running, someone else will own it very soon. Needless to say, I'm a bit disgusted and disappointed with Mercedes-Benz.

- , Hayesville, NC, USA

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