Question about 1999 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

1 Answer

Start error on speedometer screen - 1999 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • fpemhiwa Sep 07, 2008

    ML270 cannot start tried jump start , no success, displays starting error on odometer

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    2001 ml-320 will start but as im driving it will cut off and read start error with a number 8500 an 8600 what does that mean?

  • sharmavibhor Feb 16, 2009

    my Ml350 os giving the same problem after the batter change

  • valtecuk Mar 02, 2009

    ML270 cannot start displays starting error on odometer

  • jameymik May 11, 2010

    all these issues are related to the drive authorization system which is the anti theft and reads the information from your key fob-usually when starting the vehicle states "start error" and vehicle starts/runs for 2-3 seconds and then shuts itself down-unfortunately this entire system is computer coded and requires the use of an authorized Mercedes-Benz scan tool since this is a security feature of the anti theft system-if this sounds like your vehicle then im pretty sure i am correct and you can ask me fore more info on how the system works.

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller May 11, 2010

    can you be more specific as to the nature of the problem



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Send ecu/wsp/keys to they have done 3x 311 sprinters for me, 12mth ago and 6 wks ago, all working fine still.

Posted on Apr 20, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My motorcycle is giving me an engine error code of BUSER. It starts then stalls

BUsEr is short for Bus Error, check for a loose connector on the back of the speedometer

Oct 10, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


Get it scanned for errors. The VSS or the speed sender unit may be damaged or not seated/fitted correctly.

May 08, 2014 | 1998 Kia Sephia

1 Answer

Digital speedometer display inop. tap on dash & it comes on

open the hood and find the speedometer cables according to your auto's manual, check to see if they are securely connected to the ports on back of speedometer. if this doesn't work. find the function button front of speedometer press and hold while starting engine, will enter function mode,press button repeatedly untill you come to auto. press and hold button untill "-" appears then release button , unit will show on screen,wait untill a line of zero's appear on screen then drive around untill you go over one mile, stop the car and press the function button again,the speedometer is now recalibrated this usually fixes many errors

Mar 15, 2014 | 2003 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

Ford Icon 2008 Trend, alert lights on and gadgets not working

Check batfery terminals are secured tightly and free of.corrosio.

Mar 14, 2014 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Error code P0500 and speedometer and cruise control not working

Well code 500 would sure cause the problems you mentioned. If you have replaced the sensor and the problem continues, it could be something in the wiring or the gear inside the transmission.

Jan 23, 2014 | 2001 Mercury Villager

1 Answer

98 jetta error code p0101

Can be loose speedo wiring connectors under instrument panel or its issue with speed sensor on transmission.

I suggest you to go through help links mentioned below with appropriate solutions to confirm the problem :------

How to trouble shoot speedometer?


1996 fiat bravo speedometer not working?

Speedometer works but odometer not working?


Speedometer runs backward?


Warning lights on and speedometer died?


Speedometer not working on 1993 Ford F350?


ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working for Dodge Ram?


Vehicles Cluster panel Not reading Miles?


Odometer works properly but speedometer works intermittently?

These will help.

Nov 27, 2012 | 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

1 Answer

Changed foucs speedometre but car not start

Have the speedometer panel tested for errors, and check the fuse box for correct operation's.

Feb 14, 2012 | 2007 Ford Focus (3 Door) Hatchback

1 Answer

Instrument cluster is showing error

I have had also repeated problems with the gas gauge, speedometer cluster. I removed it and took it to an electical shop here in Kelowna, B.C. and they replaced a fuse in it. My led screen seems to only last above 3-5 months and then fries out again. I keep replacing the fuse and it still does it

May 19, 2010 | 1987 Buick Riviera

1 Answer

Speedometer error?

Many cars have an error on the speed indicated. 10% sounds quite high, next time you buy tyres go for one size bigger or the next profile up, eg, if you are using 70 series go to 75 or 80. That will sort your problem out and you will get better fuel consumption. You can have the speedo calibrated but I would thing that the cost or effort wonuldn't justify the result.

Feb 27, 2010 | 2002 Toyota Camry

1 Answer


Aha! Found a fix, at least to my problem.

Try pressing the trip odometer reset button for 5 seconds. It will flash an error code. Then the odometer lights will flash, a bunch of error codes flash. Let it finish (my problem was that I tried to start the car the first time before it finished).

Aug 23, 2008 | 2001 Chrysler Town & Country

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Logo

1,478 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Joseph Prosser

Level 3 Expert

771 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides