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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,444 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 242010


  • 43,444 miles


On an out of town trip on the highway, our SUV brake, ABS, esp lights went on, the instrument panel show that ABS, esp, display malfunction, contract service. Power steering and brake are both very tight. Speedometer went to zero. After we report the incidence to M-brace service, we manage got off the highway from the next immediate exit to the closest gas station, and the check engine light went on, the car was totally off by itself. We spent one night with a friend nearby. The next morning, the 25th, we took off from friends drive way, the instrument panel shows normal, we had 43,432 miles on the car. After 12 miles traveling, all the issues we had previous day happened again. We managed get home by referencing RPM and some slow driver's speed. And when we reach home, the mileage is 43,448. The whole trip only recorded 18 miles from carmel, id to metro detroit area. We contacted the dealer and Mercedes customer service, the problem was identified as esp module failure. Our concern is even with a electronic part malfunction, the speedometer and odometer shouldn't stop. Please looking into this issue. Thank you.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

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