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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,667 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 #6

Nov 232003

ML320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Fuel pump failure after 70,000 miles. Left stranded on the road. Had to call for a tow truck. Hammond tire and auto center in hammond, la contacted benson Mercedes in metairie and was told several of these had appeared in recent months in his shop. Benson Mercedes sent out the new fuel pump with several modifications made to bring the vehicle up to "compliance". I contacted Mercedes and was told there was no recall and there would be no reimbursement for half the cost of the parts since I did not have the work done at a certified Mercedes dealership. I explained to them that it would have cost me approximately $200 to have it towed to metarie or baton rouge.

- Ponchatoula, LA, USA

problem #5

Dec 092003

ML320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ML320 fuel pump failed, causing crash into other vehicle. Mbz roadside assistance was called twice and claimed no record of 1st call 4 hours earlier. Vehicle was towed at owner's expense to dealer who claimed starmark warranty was expired, contrary to same dealer representation at sale.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 052003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states while traveling noticed engine running rough, resulting in stalling.vehicle was serviced, technician indicated fuel pump needed replacement.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 202000

ML320 4WD

  • miles


Had two (2) fuel pump failures in less than 3 years. SUV stops running, got off road safely.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #2

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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problem #1

Sep 081999

(reported on)

ML320 4WD

  • miles
Fuel pump.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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