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I own a 2006 Mercedes ML350 with the M272 engine. How likely…

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I own a 2006...

I own a 2006 Mercedes ML350 with the M272 engine. How likely is the balance shaft to fail?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

89Km Automatic

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your ML350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just bought it. It has not failed yet, but I have since learned about the balance shaft problem and am reluctant to take it on the road for fear of getting stranded.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Is failure near inevitable?

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