2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2003

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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (43%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (33%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4dr SUV

342-horsepower 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Mercedes-Benz M-Class in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

105000 mi

US $950
Brakes all around. Replace radiator. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 5.0L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Mercedes-Benz M-Class in California, United States
- Jun 2008
Jun 2008

45000 mi
Power Steering hose burst. Covered by factory under unwritten part specific warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz M-Class in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

98000 mi

US $1900
Valve cover gaskets leaking oil and needed replaced. Engine mounts worn out and needed replaced. 
Mar 2013

105000 mi

US $1100
Torsion bar bearing broke, when replacing the bearing the captive nut on torsion bar cage had welds break loose and didn't allow torsion bolt to be loosened or tightened. Had to replace whole torsion bar assembly. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4dr SUV

232-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Mercedes-Benz M-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

142600 mi

C $600
change of wiper motor, gear not cutting for the wiper. The parking brake worn out. 
Mar 2016

144460 mi

C $1070
Alternator failed and did not charge the battery properly. As a result, the engine light alarmed and the car stopped while driving. blower did not work properly. The arm of the moderator broken after years of service. Need a new part from dealer. Had to wait and scheduled the other day of service because of parts needed. 
Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Michigan, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

125000 mi

US $300
Replaced inop mcs/radio with a good used one. 
Jan 2015

133700 mi

US $330
Alternator had a diode going bad, repalced alternator Speed sesnor failed, driver's rear. Changed both rear sensors. 
Mar 2015

139000 mi
Replaced pads all 4 sides 
Sep 2015

150000 mi

US $125
No low wiper speed = replace combination switch 
Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

143500 mi

US $1000
two new rear struts with springs, two new tires 
Mercedes-Benz M-Class in North Dakota, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

114000 mi

US $600
Defrost airflow was weak to windshield...flaps were not opening fully. I believe a part of the linkage was replaced. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

80600 mi

C $475
Engine was stalling. System check found internal resistance on the crank sensor was 1200 OHMS (too high. Sender unit was replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz M-Class in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

104000 mi

US $450
Replaced radiator for the second time. As it was only 20 months, only paid for part. 
Sep 2013

109000 mi

US $475
Power steering pump, hoses, etc. There was a recall but vehicle had passed the acceptable date. 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 4WD

Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Great Britain
Dec 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

89000 mi
Took for mot, broken rear spring found. 
Dec 2013

91000 mi

£75
Replaced battery 
Apr 2015

96300 mi

£54
AC not working reacharged 

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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Repair Histories

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