Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2000 ML320 are official communications between Mercedes-Benz & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    • TSB #LI46-20P-055943

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052151

      XENTRY (MERCEDES): RATTLING NOISE COMING FROM THE AREA OF THE STEERING COLUMN TUBE SYSTEM, WHEN DRIVING OVER ROUGH ROAD AND WHEN ACCELERATING OR BRAKING, THERE WOULD BE CRACKING NOISES. MODELS 164, 251. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. Read More »

    • TSB #20-P-053398

      Date Announced:
      MAR 12, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10044181

      XENTRY: RATTLING/THUMPING NOISES FROM THE AREA OF THE STEERING ON ROUGH ROADS OR WHEN DRIVING OVER ROAD UNDULATIONS. NO MODEL YEARS GIVEN. ALSO INCLUDED MODELS 168 AND 172. *JS Read More »

    • TSB #TB-46-20-61

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025648

      RATTLING/THUMPING NOISE ON ROUGH ROADS AND/OR KNOCKING NOISE WHEN MOVING STEERING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ON ALL MODEL 164 AND 251 VEHICLES. MODEL YEARS UNKNOWN. *PE Read More »

    STEERING:COLUMN

    • TSB #LI46-20P-055943

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052151

      XENTRY (MERCEDES): RATTLING NOISE COMING FROM THE AREA OF THE STEERING COLUMN TUBE SYSTEM, WHEN DRIVING OVER ROUGH ROAD AND WHEN ACCELERATING OR BRAKING, THERE WOULD BE CRACKING NOISES. MODELS 164, 251. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. Read More »

    STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

    • TSB #LI46-20P-055943

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052151

      XENTRY (MERCEDES): RATTLING NOISE COMING FROM THE AREA OF THE STEERING COLUMN TUBE SYSTEM, WHEN DRIVING OVER ROUGH ROAD AND WHEN ACCELERATING OR BRAKING, THERE WOULD BE CRACKING NOISES. MODELS 164, 251. NO MODEL YEARS LISTED. Read More »

    STEERING:RACK AND PINION

    • TSB #462046

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020460

      PLAY IN THE RACK AND PINION STEERING SYSTEM. MODELS 203, 209, 210, 211, 215, 220, 230. MERCEDES BENZ. *KB UPDATED 5/13/09. *PE Read More »

    STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK

    • TSB #462046

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020460

      PLAY IN THE RACK AND PINION STEERING SYSTEM. MODELS 203, 209, 210, 211, 215, 220, 230. MERCEDES BENZ. *KB UPDATED 5/13/09. *PE Read More »

    STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

    • TSB #463041

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019967

      FLOW NOISES FROM AREA OF POWER STEERING PUMP AND/OR FOAMING OF POWER STEERING OIL IN RESERVOIR. ON MERCEDES BENZ ML AND R CLASS MODELS. *AK Read More »

    STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

    • TSB #TB-46-30-13-B

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051989

      MERCEDES: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. THE LOWER POWER STEERING HOSE AND CLAMP SHOULD BE REPLACE, UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY, DUE TO POWER STEERING LEAKAGE FROM CONNECTION TO POWER STEERING COOLER. MODELS 1998-2003 163. Read More »

    • TSB #TB-46-30-13-B

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051989

      MERCEDES: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. THE LOWER POWER STEERING HOSE AND CLAMP SHOULD BE REPLACE, UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY, DUE TO POWER STEERING LEAKAGE FROM CONNECTION TO POWER STEERING COOLER. MODELS 1998-2003 163. Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM

    • TSB #TB-P-047927

      Date Announced:
      SEP 17, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032727

      MERCEDES: FOLLOWING FAULT CODES ARE ENTERED IN THE CONTROL UNIT AND DISPLAYED-FC5320 DRAIN VALVE:OPEN CIRCUIT OR INSUFFICIENT VALVE CURRENT IN MODELS SERIES 211, 219; FC5260 DRAIN VALVE OPEN CIRCUIT OR INSUFFICIENT VALVE CURRENT IN MODEL ... Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION:LINES AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #TB-P-047927

      Date Announced:
      SEP 17, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032727

      MERCEDES: FOLLOWING FAULT CODES ARE ENTERED IN THE CONTROL UNIT AND DISPLAYED-FC5320 DRAIN VALVE:OPEN CIRCUIT OR INSUFFICIENT VALVE CURRENT IN MODELS SERIES 211, 219; FC5260 DRAIN VALVE OPEN CIRCUIT OR INSUFFICIENT VALVE CURRENT IN MODEL ... Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #RSB-2009100002

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033607

      MERCEDES BENZ: CHECK FOR INSTALLATION OF SPACER BETWEEN BRAKE AND FUEL LINE, INSTALL IF NECESSARY. THE SPACER BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND FUEL LINE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #LI07.08-P-060993

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10135598

      Engine diagnosis warning lamp lights up in instrument cluster, fault code U145400: "Implausible data were received from the ethanol sensor" Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #LI-58-40

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033070

      XENTRY (MERCEDES): ENGINE WARNING LAMP IS CURRENTLY ON OR WAS ON AND A DELAY FAULT OF THE CAMSHAFT ADJUST TO CURRENT OR STORED IN THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. MODELS 171, 203, 209, 211, 219, 221, 216, 230, 164, 251, AND 403. Read More »

    • TSB #033008

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10022893

      CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON / FAULT CODES FC1200 / FC1208 STORED IN ME-SFI CONTROL UNIT. MERCEDES-BENZ MODEL C230, C280, C350, SLK280, SLK350, CLK350, CLK550, E350, E550, CLS550, S600, AND SL550. EQUIPPED WITH M272 ENGINE OR M273 ENGINE. Read More »

    • TSB #805732

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012829

      ENGINE WILL NOT START AND FAULT MESSAGE START ERROR APPEARS IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #LI47.20-P-054958

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167553

      Combination message: "Clean fuel filter" is displayed. The fault code 162500 (water level message - Bosch) or P226997 (water level message - Delphi) or 171600 (filter load - Bosch) is stored in the engine control unit. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

    • TSB #SB-07-16-80D

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029105

      MERCEDES BENZ: FUEL LOSS AT PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE AND/OR POOR ENGINE RUNNING CHARACTERISTICS (SHAKES, KNOCKS, SURGES, CHANGES TO LIP HOME MODE, POOR OUTPUT, POOR FUEL ECONOMY, COMBUSTION NOISE, VEHICLE STALLS). Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #SB-07-16-80D

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029105

      MERCEDES BENZ: FUEL LOSS AT PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE AND/OR POOR ENGINE RUNNING CHARACTERISTICS (SHAKES, KNOCKS, SURGES, CHANGES TO LIP HOME MODE, POOR OUTPUT, POOR FUEL ECONOMY, COMBUSTION NOISE, VEHICLE STALLS). Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES

    • TSB #SB-07-16-80D

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029105

      MERCEDES BENZ: FUEL LOSS AT PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE AND/OR POOR ENGINE RUNNING CHARACTERISTICS (SHAKES, KNOCKS, SURGES, CHANGES TO LIP HOME MODE, POOR OUTPUT, POOR FUEL ECONOMY, COMBUSTION NOISE, VEHICLE STALLS). Read More »

    • TSB #SB-07-16-08

      Date Announced:
      JUN 16, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026201

      MERCEDES BENZ: WORK ON PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE (AS OF CD13, 1600 BAR SYSTEM). FUEL LOSS AT THE PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE AND/OR POOR ENGINE RUNNING CHARACTERISTICS (SHAKES, KNOCKS, SURGES, CHANGES TO LIMP HOME MODE, POOR OUTPUT, POOR ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY

    • TSB #SB-47-20-56

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032707

      MERCEDES: ENSURING UNOBSTRUCTED MOVEMENT FOR THE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR. WHEN INSTALLING THE LEFT OR RIGHT FUEL LEVEL SENSOR, IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR IT TO HAVE UNRESTRICTED, UNOBSTRUCTED MOVEMENT. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #RSB-2009100002

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033607

      MERCEDES BENZ: CHECK FOR INSTALLATION OF SPACER BETWEEN BRAKE AND FUEL LINE, INSTALL IF NECESSARY. THE SPACER BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND FUEL LINE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/HAND LEVER(MOTORCYCLE)

    • TSB #SB-27-00-104

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025663

      SLOW ACCELERATION WITH GAS PEDAL HESITATION. MODELS 164.122/8SS (ML 320 AND GL320); 211.022 (E320); 251.122 (4320). YEARS UNKNOWN. *PE Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #LI82.95-P-056655

      Date Announced:
      JUL 12, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167564

      Customer experiences low battery conditions, resulting in jump starts, and eventually requiring battery replacement. Read More »

    • TSB #LI82.85-P-055695

      Date Announced:
      JUL 08, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167563

      The COMAND unit does not start or the COMAND display remains dark. The COMAND unit cannot be operated. Note: The problem disappears after a lengthy idle period (>6h) or after interrupting the power supply (circuit 30). Read More »

    • TSB #LI-58-40

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033070

      XENTRY (MERCEDES): ENGINE WARNING LAMP IS CURRENTLY ON OR WAS ON AND A DELAY FAULT OF THE CAMSHAFT ADJUST TO CURRENT OR STORED IN THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. MODELS 171, 203, 209, 211, 219, 221, 216, 230, 164, 251, AND 403. Read More »

    • TSB #SB-32-22-78

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028686

      MERCEDES: AIR MATIC VISIT WORKSHOP DISPLAYED WITHIN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. MODELS 164, 211, 219, 221 AND 251. INCLUDED 4MATIC, AMG (COMPRESSOR) AMG, BLUETEC AND WAGON. MODEL YEARS UNKNOWN. *PE UPDATED 9/18/09. Read More »

    • TSB #424562

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016685

      ESP LAMP ILLUMINATED. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #P-049567

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034152

      MERCEDES: BATTERY SYMBOL AND SERVICE REQUIRED (IN WHITE). FAULT MESSAGE IS DISPLAYED IF THE CHARGE LEVEL IS TOO LOW OR THE PARK PAWL ADDITIONAL BATTERY IS DEFECTIVE. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #SB-32-22-78

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028686

      MERCEDES: AIR MATIC VISIT WORKSHOP DISPLAYED WITHIN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. MODELS 164, 211, 219, 221 AND 251. INCLUDED 4MATIC, AMG (COMPRESSOR) AMG, BLUETEC AND WAGON. MODEL YEARS UNKNOWN. *PE UPDATED 9/18/09. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

    • TSB #P-049567

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034152

      MERCEDES: BATTERY SYMBOL AND SERVICE REQUIRED (IN WHITE). FAULT MESSAGE IS DISPLAYED IF THE CHARGE LEVEL IS TOO LOW OR THE PARK PAWL ADDITIONAL BATTERY IS DEFECTIVE. Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #S-B-67.00-29

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167577

      Since 12/2012 (model 166) and since 06/2013 (model 242) the glass breakage loops are no longer in the side windows and rear window. Suitable interior protection ensures that the interior monitoring function continues to operate correctly. Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TB-83-10-112B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028664

      MERCEDES: A NONFUNCTIONAL BLOWER MOTOR (BLOWER MOTOR RUNS CONTINUOUSLY) OR WATER DROPS IN FRONT PASSENGER FOOTWELL AFTER ENGINE WASH. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • TSB #TB-83-10-112B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028664

      MERCEDES: A NONFUNCTIONAL BLOWER MOTOR (BLOWER MOTOR RUNS CONTINUOUSLY) OR WATER DROPS IN FRONT PASSENGER FOOTWELL AFTER ENGINE WASH. Read More »

    • TSB #TB 83 10 112

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025647

      WATER ENTRY INTO VEHICLE INTERIOR FOR ALL MODEL 164 VEHICLES. *PE Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #TB-83-10-112B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028664

      MERCEDES: A NONFUNCTIONAL BLOWER MOTOR (BLOWER MOTOR RUNS CONTINUOUSLY) OR WATER DROPS IN FRONT PASSENGER FOOTWELL AFTER ENGINE WASH. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #LI-72-00-P

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033074

      XENTRY: OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE NO LONGER RETURNS TO END POSITION. DUE TO A BENT PIN IN THE DYNAMIC BALANCER, THE SUPPORT SPRING OF THE BEARING BRACKET CAN SLIDE OUT OF PLACE OR BECOME UNHOOKED. MODELS 164, 251, 166, 204, 212. Read More »

    SEATS

    SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #LI91-22-P-048771

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034608

      MERCEDES: THE ELECTRICALLY FOLDING 3RD SEAT ROW MAKES NOISES WHILE FOLDING UP AND DOWN, OR THE FOLDING FUNCTION DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. A WARNING MESSAGE ABOUT LOCKING THE 3RD SEAT ROW MAY ALSO APPEAR IN THE DISPLAY. Read More »

    ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

    • TSB #SB-P-047928

      Date Announced:
      SEP 22, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032725

      MERCEDES: ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), STABILITY CONTROL (SR). REFERENCES REVISED AND REFERENCE TO AF DELETED/SUPERSEDES DTB TB 42.45/42. ESP LAMP ON. CONTACT FAULT AT CONNECTION FOR ESP CONTROL UNIT MK25 (N47). Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #GI88.40-P-057430

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10166976

      Message in instrument cluster "DISTRONIC PLUSCurrently Unavailable - See Owner's Manual" Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #530

      Date Announced:
      NOV 13, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #616300

      SUBJECT REGARDING PART NUMBERS AND PRICING INFORMATION FOR THE REAR SEAT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #TB8285166

      Date Announced:
      AUG 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #622143

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE POOR NAVIGATION POSITIONING IN HIGHER ALTITUDES (VEHICLES DRIFTS OFF OF ROADS ON MAP SCREEN OR POOR RE-ROUTE CALCULATION). *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #LI-68-50

      Date Announced:
      DEC 10, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037985

      MERCEDES-BENZ: THE LOAD COMPARTMENT ROLLER BLIND HAS CATCH BOLTS LOOSE OR BROKEN FROM IMPROPER FORCE WHEN USING. *RM Read More »