2012 ML350 Vibration

J7NNO

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Hi. Has anybody had any problems with vibration at motorway speeds in an ML???
5 weeks ago I bought a facelift 2012 ML350 and between 60-90 mph am experiencing a vibration/shudder through the car.
So far Kwikfit have replaced 3 tyres saying they are out of shape and balanced all 4 wheels on two separate occasions - all to no avail.
Taken into local Mercedes dealer twice who have also reset the balancing on both occasions and still to no avail.
Any ideas ??
 

anderoo

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I had bad vibrations at motorway speeds a while back (there's a topic here somewhere on it). Turned out to be a buckled wheel. Wheel was repaired and it has been fine since.

PS it's worth seeking the advice of someone who knows what they're doing - my local garage had previously balanced the wheels and told me that the front nearside wheel was dented, but it was tiny, too small to repair and not something I would notice. The specialist I then took it to told me the wheels were totally out of balance and the buckle was really big and the cause of the vibrations!
 
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Johnswales

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We have had trouble with our 2011 GL, the vibration was worst at around 70mph
Our local dealer has replaced the prop shaft, engine mounts and a bucked wheel but the vibration is still evident through the steering wheel. I am still not happy with the vehicle and they have agreed to buy it back.
I had a test drive of a 2015 GL this morning and that was worse, it's a shame as they are such a nice car and is ideal for our family's transport needs.
Does anyone have any other ideas for a cure? The dealers are now telling us that it's a characteristic of this particular model.

Thanks
John
 

flowrider

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I had the same issue on my 2012 ML350 and it turned out to be 4 slightly buckled wheels, this took 4 wheel balances and 3 days in the dealer to diagnose.
 
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J7NNO

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Just an update to this. Now had all 4 road wheels replaced with brand new.

And it still does it..........

Such a shame as I love the car. Somebody suggested I need to have the drive shafts balanced.

Is that even a thing ??!!
 

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Having similar issues for the last year with my Class. Try checking bearings and thrust control arms/ ball joint play
 
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J7NNO

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Having similar issues for the last year with my Class. Try checking bearings and thrust control arms/ ball joint play

Has it worked on yours??
 

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