really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 192010


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350. While driving at unknown speeds, the steering wheel would become extremely stiff resistant to the contacts attempts to maneuver the steering wheel. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure (NHTSA recall campaign id number 05V224000: Steering: Hydraulic power assists system) but was advised by the manufacturer that her VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available and the failure and current mileages were 59,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 262009


  • 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

problem #1

Dec 252006

ML350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350. The air bag light beeped and remained illuminated. At 10,000 miles, the vehicle was serviced. Afterwards, the contact heard a noise in the rear of the vehicle while driving between 20-50 mph. The dealer test drove the vehicle and was unable to duplicate the failure. On December 25, 2006, the contact was involved in a crash and the air bags deployed. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was serviced after the crash. Three to four months later, the tires were losing air rapidly and the low pressure light illuminated, which indicated there was not enough pressure in the tires. At 20,000 miles, the vehicle was serviced. After the repair, the contact stated that the noise was becoming louder in the rear of the vehicle. She paid $600 for the repair and the dealer stated that they did not hear a noise after diagnosing the failure. At 26,000 miles, the vehicle failed inspection due to the tires, struts, shocks and a power steering leak. She called the sales dealer and they informed her to take the vehicle to a dealer in another state. The vehicle was towed two and a half weeks ago due to the power steering leak. The part for the repair had to be ordered from overseas. The dealer stated that they replaced the shocks, but the noise grew louder. The dealer also stated that the cause of the noise was due to the shocks. On January 24, 2008, there was an odor present and the noise recurred. After inspecting the vehicle, it was discovered that a belt was off track. The belt was adjusted and the dealer jump started the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer again on January 28, 2008. The computer had to be reset, but continued to malfunction when the vehicle was purchased. The current mileage was 26,206 and failure mileage was 7,000.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

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