really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,666 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 112016


  • 130,000 miles


"takata recall". in house wiring,3rd brake light, turn markers, brake lights all non operational. Taken to dealership problem still occurs!

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 022009


  • 28,593 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes ML350. The air bag warning light illuminated indicating that the dealer needed to repair it. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times and they recalibrated the system but the light continued to illuminate. The manufacturer was called and stated that there was nothing they could do. A routine maintenance was performed on the vehicle prior to the air bag light failure. The failure mileage was 28,593.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 312006

ML350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,851 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Mercedes 350 M class. The driver was unable to shift the transmission into drive to move forward or into reverse gear. The vehicle suddenly accelerated forward and hit a cement block and continued to lurch forward several times before she could stop the vehicle. The power steering and brakes were inoperable. The warning light indicator appeared on the vehicle after hitting the cement block. She did not recall which indicator light. The vehicle sustained front end passenger damage. The failure and the current mileage was 10,851. The contact was able to drive the vehicle home. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, and the mechanic replaced the compressor. The contact received a minor bruise. The consumer stated the air bags did not deploy. Updated 03/07/07.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 132006

ML350 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,220 miles
Leased vehicle from Mercedes Benz of sacramento, California, on Friday 10/13/06 SRS system light in the instrument panel illuminated in red, and wouldn't go off. Contacted dealers service on 10/13/06, Friday, same stated, upon my inquiry, vehicle was safe to drive, and to bring it in on Tuesday 10/17/06, for its' scheduled first appointment at 8:00 a.M.. upon reviewing the operator's manual for the ML350, same disclosed on page 407, "in the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be operational. For your safety, we strongly recommend that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz light truck center immediately to have the system checked, otherwise the SRS may not be activated when needed in an accident, which could result in serious or fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which could result in an accident/or injury to you or to others."

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

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