Recall List for the 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320

Official recalls have been issued for the 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Mercedes-Benz service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Mercedes-Benz customer service.

  1. 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #11V208000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 31, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 136,751

    Summary: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 1999-2002 M-class and model year 2000-2003 M-class amg vehicles. The cruise control system in the affected vehicles allows the driver to disengage the system in a number of ways, including tapping the brake pedal, using the cruise control stalk, or braking the vehicle enough to reach a certain rate of deceleration. Mercedes-Benz has determined that under certain circumstances use of the brake pedal may not automatically disengage cruise control as expected by the driver, although the other means of deactivating cruise control remain fully operative. Specifically, where the driver pumps the brakes rather than applying consistent pedal force, the level of force required may be unusually high.

    Consequence: Difficulty or delay in disengaging cruise control can increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began during October 2011. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V208000 »

  2. 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS NHTSA Campaign #08V465000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 125,228

    Summary: Mercedes-Benz is recalling 125,228 MY 1998-2004 M-class vehicles. The hose clamp used to secure the power steering fluid cooling hose to the power steering fluid cooler may not provide sufficient clamping force for this connection.

    Consequence: The loss of power steering fluid may result in diminished power steering over time and ultimately can damage the power steering pump. This could result in a loss of control and a crash without warning.

    Actions: An earlier recall repair performed on these vehicles may not be sufficient to prevent a future leakage or failure of the power steering hose connection (please see 03V121). Since it is not possible through inspection to identify specific vehicles that may not have been properly repaired, all vehicles repaired prior to November 15, 2003, will be repaired again. The recall is expected to begin during November 2008. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V465000 »

  3. 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS NHTSA Campaign #03V121000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 27, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 211,000

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the hose clamp used to secure the power steering fluid cooling hose to the power steering fluid cooler may not provide sufficient clamping force for this connection.

    Consequence: The loss of power steering fluid may result in diminished power steering over time and ultimately can damage the power steering pump.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new hose clamp on the power steering hose to the power steering cooler. During clamp replacement, the power steering cooling hose will be inspected and replaced as necessary. Owner notification began June 16, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V121000 »

  4. 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #02V203000

    • Date Announced: JULY 26, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,603

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 208, S7.3, "occupant crash protection." The seat belt chimes may not function as designed and is not consistent with the requirements of the standard.

    Consequence: If the driver buckles his seat belt prior to starting the vehicle, the chime will not sound at all when the vehicle is started.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the vehicles to ensure that the seat belt chime operates as required by the standard. Owner notification began September 25, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free instructions within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-201-573-0117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V203000 »

  5. 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 TIRES:SIDEWALL NHTSA Campaign #02V058000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 13, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 172

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with dunlop SP5000 tires. Some of these tires have a separation around the entire circumference in the area of the side wall and tread.

    Consequence: This could result in premature tire wear.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the dunlop tires which exhibit this defect when visually inspected. Only dunlop tires in week 4901 with tire codes 4909 or 4917 are involved and will be replaced. Owner notification by telephone began febuary 27, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V058000 »

  6. 2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM NHTSA Campaign #01V290000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 10, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 870

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The left front upper control arm may not meet the specified strength requirements.

    Consequence: The control arm could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the left front upper control arm. Owner notification began September 29, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V290000 »

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