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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,967 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 052004

ML320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle stalled whenever it was driven. There were no current recalls for this vehicle.

- Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 292004

ML320 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,400 miles
No power steering while driving which is hard to steer that might cause into an accident. The harmonic balancer failed.

- Rodeo, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 252003

ML320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,500 miles
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320, 73K miles - crankshaft harmonic balancer disintegrated, resulting in concurrent loss of multiribbed-V-belt and instantaneous loss of power steering, alternator and water pump function.

- Metairie, LA, USA

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