Mercedes-Benz ML320 FAQ & solution for smaller problems



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ML320 FAQ & solutions for smaller problems

This is NOT an official help page! 

All recommendations are collected from web postings and individual experiences !

Please give your MB dealer the first chance of fixing any problem you might encounter.

Consider to complain directly to 1-800-FOR-MERCedes
Feel free to let MBUSI know about your experiences, too.


 Silicone lubricant on bump stops of lift gate will help, or adjust stops.

Dealers also offer to replace rear door latch to rid squeaks.

Owners recommendation

 REMOTE update

 check with Harold Ipolyi

 18 inch custom wheels

22 inch custom wheels

 tires & wheels

Delta 4x4

Multi panel sunroof  Image

 brush guards

brush guards larger than MB Grille Guard may interfere with proper air bag deployment and may hinder opening of the hood.
 MBUSI address  Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
1 Mercedes Dr., Vance, AL 35490-9310, Ph 205 507 3300
owner feed back - - - plus webmaster e-mail
 M7 package & 3rd row seats   M7
 spare tire carrier
 M4 see also "rumors"
rear bumper integrity images
 ML320 vs ML430 specs
another good source for FAQs
rattling noise front possibly caused by faulty shocks and/or sway bar mounts - have your dealer check service bulletin
ML230 vs ML320 specs 
Is the European M-Class any different?  YES !
 Quality problems hotline  1-800-FOR-MERCedes

 Grinding noise in back


Please check inside your rear wheels

All dealers are advised to add second locking nut onto assembly.

 how many chains will you need?  You will definitely need four chains - otherwise the MLs 4WD syatem will severely suffer.
 Check Oil from dashboard David P. 
 fix noise from wipers clean windshield with alcohol & apply Rain-X 
larger tires advantages & disadvantages 
 fuel pump failures read this ! 

 My ML will not start


 Can I save taxes with my Mercedes M-Class? 

 YES !!
Can I use a different size tire when I encounter a flat   YES