2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 3.2L Gas from North America
An unreliable unsafe vehicle
Battery failed at 16 months leaving myself and family stranded at the gas station for over 2 hours.
Drivers side window stuck down and yes it was raining :- (
Fuel pump gave out on the freeway, luckily was able to get over to the side.
O2 sensor failed causing check engine light.
Remote entry keys have failed several times.
Various bits of trim keep falling off despite us being careful.
Rotors need replacing at just over 30,000 miles of mostly freeway driving.
Various rattles - especially from the rear seat which seems very poorly fitted.
This is our 3rd new Mercedes in recent years and is likely our last until such a time as MB gets its act together.
For a quality SUV we have had far too many niggling problems - not to mention the two roadside break downs.
My wife no longer feels safe in this SUV - ironic as safety is the main reason we bought it! She expects it to break down at any time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th August, 2003
26th Aug 2003, 18:13
The same old story, German cars built outside their home country that are just not up to scratch. Look at all the reviews for the Mexican Beetle, Jetta etc. There are some unhappy owners out there!
12th Feb 2006, 09:43
You probably failed to maintain the car properly. Don't blame Mercedes; they make the best cars in the world.