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Hello from Melbourne, Australia and a good story about my 2001 ML 270 with 288,000klm


Looking forward to getting some more help and posting some of the DIY projects i've completed on my 2001 ML270. This car has changed my my understanding of what owning a car means.

Here's the good story, told to me by my Dad as i was ordering a new coded Key at the dealer today.

I bought my Dad's 2001 ML270 about a year ago, he had it for about two years and experienced the worst of the problems with this model.
He was in at the dealer one day in a big open reception talking to the MB service manager about all the problems with the ML, he reached a level of frustration and said out aloud "I may as well buy a can of petrol and torch the f'ing thing!"
Everyone in the reception area went silent and looked over apart from one well off lady obviously experiencing the same frustration with her car who said..

"I'll give you the money for the petrol if we can do mine too!"

Current problems
Ignition lock / tumbler catching, jamming and not springing back
Water leaking into passenger footwell down the A pillar via the Sunroof
Sunroof only tilting not sliding back
Sunroof sliding cover jams half way
Remote locking not working
Front Window centre console switches not engaging
Front suspension knocking - Tie rods?
Oil leak from engine
Window washer bottle leaking
Window washer pumps not working
Various warning lights come on in the rain / wet

Completed Problems
Centre console window switch replacement
Battery replaced
Alternator replaced
Many warning lights and associated problems on over the last 3 years
Window motors replaced
Machine gun door actuator replaced
Side mirrors replaced

I hope i can be some help here, i've been reading a lot and thought it was time to sign up.

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