really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,744 miles

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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 072003

ML500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,744 miles


I was pulling into a parking space (with my 3 small children strapped in the back), when I realized that the car was not stopping. I pressed the brake harder, the car accelerated, jumped the cement median, and hit a parked car. Thank god no one was injured. I am sick thinking what could of happened. The car is 6 months old and has been back to the dealership twice for a problem I believe was the beginning of this, I.e., when I would step on the brake it would go to stall, buck forward and then be ok. The dealership was unable to find it or duplicate it. I have seen where other people are having this same problem. Also for 2003 the model is ml 350 - Mercedes. Again they have not found a problem. They sent the manufacturer out to check the car and nothing. I have a police report that states the responding police officer and tow truck driver concur that the brakes were down to the floor board and not engaging.

- Brick, NJ, USA

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