2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
On my fourth day of ownership, I was
on my way to work when the truck began
leaking power steering fluid. Soon I
found myself unable to steer and was
forced to pull over to the side of the
road. I had it towed back to the
dealership. A recalled part (clamp)
had failed and was replaced by the
dealership. Three days later I was on
my way to a business meeting when,
once again, the power steering fluid
began leaking and I was unable to
steer the vehicle. Yet again I had to
call to arrange for towing back to the
Inspiration edition, heated front
seats, Bose stereo
Mercedes-Benz needs to work out the
reliability issues associated with the
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
An ML500 Insp.(03)loaded. At 1,500mi
the "check engine" light came on, I'm
told the gas cap was not tight. The
problem persits. Took it back wks.
later & dealer changed something. The
light went off & later came back on.
Called dealer & car kept for two days.
I picked it up & light was out. Two
days later on, take it back & it is
now the catalytic converter. (at
4000Mi). Ask dealer & MB rep.what about
when car is out of warranty? The MB rep
& MB service mgr. say they'll "monitor"
vehicle. I went home to find out next
a.m. in my garage a leak (washer fluid).
The engine ROCKS, growls. That is the
ONLY good thing about this car.
EVERYTHING: Reliability, build quality,
comfort, all with exception of
engine needs to be redone. I am sorry
and sad for Mercedes Benz.