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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 092014

ML500

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have same problem with my car and my model is not effected with this recall recall number: 05V224000 dates manufactured: Jan 0001 to Jan 0001 number of vehicles affected: 7191 date owners notified on: Jan 0001 on certain passenger vehicles, a hose clamp that secures the power steering fluid cooling hose to the power steering fluid cooler may not provide sufficient clamping force for this connection. Consequence of defect: A loss of power steering fluid can damage the power steering pump and may result in diminished power assist for steering which could lead to a crash. Corrective action: Dealers will replace the power steering hose clamp free of charge. The recall began on May 17, 2005. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #2

May 152009

ML500

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz ML500. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph approaching a turn and heard a noise coming from the steering wheel. Immediately, there was a slight loss in the power steering and leakage of fluid. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number under 05V224000 (steering: Hydraulic power assist system). The VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- City Gardena, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 262009

ML500

  • miles
The steering pump was damaged by a leak. I previously brought the car in complaining there was a loud whirring noise. I was told the problem was resolved. Then this problem began again, I found there was a recall on the NHTSA website. Brought the car back to the dealer and was denied repair or that there was any recall that existed. The recall number is 05V224000.

- Dix Hills, NY, USA

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