Date registered: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2006 ML 350 4matic, alpine rain metallic
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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'06 ml350 power tailgate malfunction. fishy.
-Starmark warranty extension until 10/30/2012
The power tailgate on my '03 ml350 will not close. It opens via remote, rear handle, and driver's side switch but won't close. I was told by MB (after paying $150 for a diagnostic) that the repair is $360. They say that the wiring harness that connects the warning buzzer needs to be rebuilt and is not covered under warranty. I declined the repair for now, since I am unsure of warranty coverage now.
On the drive back home, I discovered that the AM/FM radio stopped working (it was working fine before I dropped it off). CDs and MP3s (XM not installed) will play but the radio is silent (screen is functional). The dealer says it will charge another $150 diagnostic and see if it is a warranty repair.
Help? Anything is much appreciated.