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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 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.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 142006

ML320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320. Consumer is having some warranty repair problems with Mercedes-Benz. He also states that Mercedes-Benz is refusing to pay for any recall repairs. The consumer stated noises and lack of power from the vehicle were reported to the dealer. An independent repair shop found dirty solid metal residue in the transmission fluid, there were missing parts in the planetary gear. The cause of damage was faulty assembly of the pins/plugs in the gears, which resulted in the parts becoming loose and breaking the teeth, which caused excessive noise and loss of power, ultimately the transmission was replaced. The power steering was leaking, the brake and engine lights illuminated several times, the catalytic converter was replaced, the door locks had to be repaired, the battery was replaced and the sway bar link bushing were replaced as well. Updated 06/01/10. Updated 06/04/10. Updated 10/18/10 updated 10/29/10

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202005

ML320 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle had repeated problems with the brake assistance system. The problem presented itself by the illumination of the dashboard warning light. The vehicle was taken in seven times for service on the brake assistance system. The vehicle also had problems with the transmission. When the vehicle was parked, shut off, and restarted later, the gearshift became stuck in the park position. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, and the dealer temporarily repaired both issues. The dealer determined that the two problems were related.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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