hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,985 miles

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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 brakes problems

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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 142010


  • 125,000 miles


While driving my vehicle, at various speeds, first time at 45 mph, second at 5 mph, third at 25 mph, the esp - electronic slip protection system would engage in my 2001 Mercedes ml 320 and bring me to a grinding halt by automatically pumping the brakes while my foot was on the gas. This could very well have caused a serious accident. I went to the dealer where they replaced the computer chip under the brake pedal but were uncertain of the cause of this problem. -250$ instead I took the car home to see who else could work on the yaw sensor as they claimed to be sending this faulty signal. As soon as I left the dealer it happened again. They want me to go in for an overhaul on the esp/bas system for nearly 2000 dollars.

- Spring City, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 092010


  • 92,970 miles
We bought a used Mercedes ml which had the bas/esp lights illuminated and immediately paid $1,268 to get this fixed before driving it anywhere. We told the dealer we would be going on a 600 mile trip. It seemed to be fixed, but after several hundred miles of driving on the way back for hours the bas/esp light came on again. It was in the middle of the night and there was no one to call to check on this, and the dealer never told us it could be dangerous. All of the sudden a few hours later one of the wheels locked up and sent us out of control winding up on the side of the highway. My wife and our two kids were nearly killed. This is an extremely dangerous safety issue that has been reported previously years ago. If this had happened while going the speed limit of 70mph down the hill next to the deep ravine I am sure we would have all been killed or seriously injured. This is a serious safety issue. Please protect consumers by issuing a recall on any Mercedes with the bas/esp feature. This is very likely to cause serious injuries or fatalities at any point in the future. We had no idea. Please warn consumers. What if my wife was driving the car" she does not know how to handle this situation like I did. We bought this as my daughters first vehicle. Now what am I going to do" I don't feel right selling this car to anyone else or letting my family drive it. The system does not properly warn consumers. After parking the car overnight the bas/esp system is no longer lit up. This is an accident waiting to happen again as my dealer will probably find "nothing wrong with it". they could have at least warned us or replaced all of the sensors as a precaution.

- Sugar Hill, GA, USA

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