Mercedes Benz ML320 owners have reported 8 problems related to structure (under the structure category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
Power lost on steering wheel.
See all problems of the 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320.
The 2000 mercedes ml 320 has a option side-step bar that is extremely dangerous. It is installed too close to the car so that people slip off of it. It is also round, chrome, smooth and slippery. My sister owns this type of car with the side step bar and I have slipped and fallen on numerous occasions when trying to get in and out of the car (and I am a young woman in my 30's). I have heard many people complain about the same side bar when they ride the mercedes ml 320 with side bars. Mercedes has since modified the side-step bar, but they have many older cars with this defective bar. Mercedes should replace all the older models with the new ones, or refund the additional costs that were incurred when the defective product was installed.
Excessive rust within 3 years of purchase.
Design of vehicles body causes stability problems.
See all problems of the 1998 Mercedes Benz ML320.
Mirror and frame hide traffic, creating a blind spot on the right side.
Vehicle was always being serviced and the air bags failed to deploy in a severe accident. The consumer was struck by another driver and caused damage on both sides of the vehicle. Both sides of the doors were smashed and there was extensive damage in the passenger's cabin. Other problems are as followed: the engine light was on, engine low level oil light had come on, when the right front and left rear windows were erratic when going down, the cigarette lighter was inoperative, the rear cargo accessory plug was inoperative, the trim on the left side of the left front seat cracked, there was a buldge on the right rear tire, lug bolts were missing on the right rear wheel and the rear pads needed to be replaced, there was a noise heard in the rear when going over bumps, the power supply plug in the rear cargo area was inoperative, the light behind the climate control panel was inoperative, the left front window was intermittent, the left front park light was inoperative, the left front door was not closing due to the latching, the rear electrical plug in the rear cargo area was inoperative, the material on the center console wrinkled, the sunroof would bind when opened, the rear tire had a knot on the sidewall, when the vehicle was filled with fuel the fuel gauge would go down, there was a noise in he right front wheel when driven at low speeds, there was a whining noise when turning the steering wheel and the steering was stiff.
Defective exterior trim, interior trim pieces have fallen off.
See all problems of the 1999 Mercedes Benz ML320.
Consumer states that trim is falling off in 3 places.