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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 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 #4

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 #3

Apr 242001

(reported on)


  • miles
While traveling on wet road and without any indication vehicle fishtailed out of control, causing vehicle to flip over. Consumer stated that speed control came on.

- Saucier, MS, USA

problem #2

Jun 292000


  • miles
Vehicle has been in the shop 4 times for same problem. Throttle doesn't actuate properly or smoothly. Trying to go at certain speeds and throttle gives a resistantce to certain speed. Parts have been ordered to remedey the problem, but thus far it hasn't been done so.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 182000

(reported on)


  • miles
The throttle cable sticks, consumer paid for repair twice but the cable still sticks. Nlm

- Melville, NY, USA

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