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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,344 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.

2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 282010

ML320 6-cyl

  • 166,027 miles


After being on for about five minutes the driver's seat heater overheated resulting in a strong burning smell, burn mark on the car seat and a red burn mark on my bottom. The seat continued to be very hot even when turned off.

- St. Simons Island, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 222009


  • 101,000 miles
Driving 2002 Mercedes ML320. Smelled burning. Pulled over and checked under hood and found no smell. When I got back into the car, I noticed a burned spot on the drivers seat. Corresponding burn mark was on my back left pant pocket. I turned of the seat warmer and the problem has stopped.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #1

May 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,005 miles
Rear seats do not fold down.

- Mays Landing, NJ, USA

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