1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,459 miles

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272014

ML320 4-cyl

  • 131,459 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My battery was low and unknown to me the ML320 for this year loses its transponder codes in the das security module when you try to start the vehicle with a low battery. This is evidentally the third key that has lost its programming on my vehicle due to low battery voltage. Cost so far is 499 for a key, weeks waiting for the key from germany, and 300 to program it once they recieve the key. Its a dealership only item so its very very costly. This is a known problem with mercades and checking the forums it seems that everyone that has 1998-2000 model mercades all lose their transponder codes between 129,000 and 132,000 miles no matter what.this is an obvious manufacturers defect and a known issue that should be paid for by mercades. I never had these issues with my two 2002 ML500's but I will never purchase another Benz in my life.

- Mwc, OK, USA

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