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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,348 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.

2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062008


  • 50,000 miles


While driving a Mercedes ML350 on the road, the engine turned off. I coasted to a stop on the shoulder of the road. When I tried to restart, the starter cranked but the engine would not start. When I tried again an hour later, the engine started normally. This happened again, later in the day. If I had been on a freeway, it would have been quite dangerous. I took the car to a Mercedes mechanic who immediately knew what was wrong and he replaced the crankshaft position sensor. He said that this frequently happens with the ML350.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 182006

ML350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,695 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph during a downhill braking situation, there was a hesitation between braking and accelerating. The hesitation lasted between 2 and 3 seconds, and there was no RPM increase during that period. The vehicle was not taken in for service at the time.

- Uniontown, OH, USA

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