hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,367 miles

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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 272015

ML320 6-cyl

  • 125,500 miles


While at freeway speeds the right front wheel bearing began to growl and continued to get worse until replaced at a dealer. It seems it is premature for a bearing to fail, the vehicle had been serviced at about 121000 miles.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #2

Dec 042014

ML320 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
At 57,000 the rack and pinion seals went out on the steering making the car extremely difficult to steer. Rear seat belts had never been used until 12/1/14 at which time I found they were not usable. They were locked into position. The service writer at the Mercedes dealership said he owned the same model and had to replace his twice. Dealer and factory both refused to repair either item.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #1

May 082012


  • 46,600 miles
The power steering rack developed a leak causing the oil pressure to the unit to fail resulting in loss of power steering function. This vehicle dose not have a warning system to alert the driver of this type of failure. A previous safety recall was issued January 2009 (safety recall #2008-120011) for 2008 ml 320's for a defect such as this. However, this particular vehicle was not part of that recall. We feel this part should last the life of the vehicle without failure.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

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