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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec
The The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec is a safe vehicle that offers many standard features such as solid wood accents, thick leather on the seats, and memory buttons to save your seating position. The ride is comfortable as it has...

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Power window off track

Sometimes a motor slowly fails and a hard spot makes it stop all together, sometimes all it needs is a little spray of dry lube. Have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect and take the door panel...

Catalytic converter replacement.

This would depend on the code that is retrieved from the check engine light. It never hurts to get a second opinion. I would recommend having another technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to scan your vehicle for trouble...

Oil leak in ML350 2007

Repairing oil leaks requires the replacement of gaskets, seals, and o-rings and such work can be performed on all models by any competent automobile mechanic. Unless you have already received a detailed and authoritative diagnosis (identification) of all the leak...

Car won't start w/brand new battery, But will when getting a jump from another vehicle...what could be possible issue(s)?

If the battery (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-replacement) is new and charged sufficiently (not all new batteries come fully charged), there should not be any problem starting the vehicle. You may want to be sure all battery cables are properly connected and that the...

I've Mercedes ml350 and I was driving g under heavy rain the next day my signal lights, wiper blades, power seat stop working

Hello, thank you for writing in. The passenger (right) side of the vehicle (on yours and a lot of other vehicles) holds a computer system behind the fender (just under the floorboard). This is the box that controls the power...

I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350.

Hi there. Check the brakes and the wheel speed sensors to see if the are damaged or worn causing the ESP light to come on. A worn brake (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/squealing-noise-from-brakes-inspection) pad can cause the ESP light to come on as the...

Loud clanking noise between front belt and fan. Fan appears loose 2003 Mercedes ML350

Hello - while it is possible that there are simply loose nuts/bolts for the fan, it is most likely the fan clutch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-fan-clutch) is failing, hence the wobbling fan. I recommend a fan clutch replacement (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fan-clutch-replacement) as soon as possible,...

Are these oil leak problems related?

If the oil filter housing is integral to the oil cooler, or the housing had to be removed to service the cooler, a professional mechanic with knowledge of the limited service life of rubber seals would have absolutely (guaranteed) replaced...

Does camshaft position sensor affect in any way the fuel consumption?! 2003 Mercedes ML350

Hello - yes, a failed camshaft sensor can negatively affect fuel economy. With a failed cam sensor, engine management reverts to a "fail safe" engine timing scheme which is less efficient than when all sensors are working properly. The symptom...

What is the cost of a cylinder head replacement and is this reasonable?

Before having the cylinder head replaced, check the compression on all cylinders. What you are looking for is that the compression is 120 psi or more and the first puff of compression is half of the max puff of compression....

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON

The on board diagnostic (OBD) sets a pending code each time the ECU detects a problem. It confirms the code if it sees the same problem twice. So you're really only dealing with the two codes : P0016 and 17.These...

Car wont start

The problem you are having may be the EIS ECU not turning on intermittently. There is a technical service bulletin from the manufacturer dated 11/29/2012 and the number is LI80.57-P-053608. You will need to dealer or a mechanic that has...

why wont my ml350 start

You should have the computer scanned to see if there is codes for cam or crank sensors and if they are sending signal to computer so it will open the injectors. Also check injectors for pulse by the computer. If...

Was driving. Battery light came on, steering wheel locked up. Car was still driving. Coolant wont stay. Little bit of white smoke

It sounds like the vehicle may be overheating. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/thermostat-replacement), a clogged radiator (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/radiator-replacement) or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know...

2006 ml350 Mercedes SUV, car locked but driver door opens without key present and alarm goes off.

Many door locks are controled by a door lock actuator inside the door. This actuator is connected to metal rods that mechanically activate the lock when the actuator moves electronically. It is possible that one of these metal rods has...

Starting problems with a 2012 Mercedes ml350 blue tech

It takes a lot of battery to turn a diesel, so if your battery voltage is not 12.6, you need to charge or replace the battery. I don't recommend jump starting the car, because the electrical system may develop problems...

Common ways Oil Filter Housing Cracks

If the crack in the housing is in the plastic part, that can be written off to normal wear and tear. The plastic filter holder gets brittle and cracks easily. Most shops keep them on hand in case this happens...

I'm losing power steering after replacing rack and pump

First you need to see that the fluid level is correct. (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-check-your-power-steering-fluid-level-by-jerel-lawrence) Bring the engine up to operating temperature and check the fluid at the reservoir. Top it up with Pentosin CHF11 hydraulic fluid. The fluid gets foamy when it...

Alternator is not working and the instrument lights are out.

If the charging system is not working, that is something that needs to be corrected first. Your car has a whole network of computer modules that will behave very strangely if the system voltage is not correct. Once you have...

Start error on Mercedes

If you have another key, try to start it with that 2nd key. If it starts, then the DAS (Drive Authorization System) is good and only the 1st key has lost synchronization. Try this with the non-functioning key: Insert the...

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