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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Mercedes-Benz G500

2003 Mercedes-Benz G500

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2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Door lock actuators, window regulators, and inside door handles are all prone to premature failure.

Engine -- Verified

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.

Brakes -- Verified

As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

Engine -- Verified

The rubber bond in the harmonic balancer can decay, which causes the balancer to move and work its way toward the timing cover. If the balancer comes into contact with the timing cover while the engine is running, it will fracture and damage the cover and potentially other surrounding parts. The harmonic balancer should be inspected at every service.

2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview:

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 Questions and Answers

JIMMY THE SAINT, 2003 Mercedes-Benz G500, V8, Valley Stream, NY

I need to replace the Camshaft Position Sensor. Can anyone tell me the exact location? I have a Bosch model 232 103 037 as a replacement part. Thanks and Best Regards,
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linn, 2003 Mercedes-Benz G500, Arlington, VA

The accelerator pedal sticks everytime you initially press on it. Is this a computer glitch or something else

sg2boys, 2003 Mercedes-Benz G500, Fresno, CA

My G500 does fine until I get the same part of the highway on my way home for work. The whole car begins to shudder and I feel like the steering wheel will whip out of my hands from the vibration....

Mark Sullivan, 2003 Mercedes-Benz G500, Houston, TX

Vehicle can be parked, driving, locked, or unlocked. Remote unlock will shut off siren. Central locking in cabin will not turn it off, at least while driving. I can remove Fuse 8 but that also d...

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