2008 Mercedes-Benz G500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz G500
- Door Lock Actuators, Window Regulators, and Inside Door Handles May Fail
- Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure
- Soft Braking Components May Wear After 20,000 Miles
- Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights
- Harmonic Balancer May Fail and Damage Timing Cover
2008 Mercedes-Benz G500 Problems
Door lock actuators, window regulators, and inside door handles are all prone to premature failure.
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.
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.