2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Consumer Review: "a service nightmare"

2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - Consumer Review

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ML350 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 7-speed Automatic)

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"a service nightmare"
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


The styling and sturdiness of the ML350 is great. The Harmon Kardon sound is very good. The trouble I have experienced has been the worst of any vehicle I have ever owned. I have it in the shop now for balance shaft replacement ( out of warranty and a few grand to fix) plus I was told that the transmission control module needs to be replaced ( another $1700). I have had the temperature controls reprogrammed ($150) parking lamp wiring harness replaced ( $200+) parking brake release handle repaired ( $200) plus normal maintenance service of $1000.00 plus already just this year. Stay away from 2006 ML's - maybe all MB vehicles! My servicing dealer is not good either which compounds the issue.

Best Features

solid body feel and Harmon Kardon sound. Turn radius is also good for a suv.

Worst Features

Get a new dealer in the Nashville area, do a recall and fix your obvious issues rather than stick your customers for known widespread defects such as balance shaft failures and transmission failures.
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