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Date registered: Aug 2007
Vehicle: 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350
Location: Tampa, Florida
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1999 ML320 BAS/ESP Check Engine after taking Steep "L" shaped Exit Ramp
I purchased a 1999 ML320 recently which has low miles - only 46,000 miles. The current problem is puzzling. For everday driving on local roads no problems. Highway driving no problems. However, when we take this one exit ("L" shaped exit ramp) off the highway which slopes down and to the right and then we are downtown faced with several city blocks of traffic lights. Consistenly, every time, after taking this exit and going maybe a block or two, The dashboard gauges light up like a christmas tree. The BAS/ESP, Check Engine, Brake lights all come on and then the transmission only allows us to use the low gear to drive. After waiting a couple of minutes, turning the car off and then restarting the lights go out and the ML drives normally again. The Check Engine stays on, but eventually goes out after several restarts of the engine. Since purchasing this vehicle, I have replaced the brake pads back/front, front brake discs, MAS, vibration damper, transmission electrical plate, battery, rear crank seal, motor mounts, upper oil pan seal and of course not to mention labor. My mechanic is sending his kids through school off this vehicle repair. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by jurga; 08-18-2007 at 10:25 AM.