2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC ProblemsOil Seepage on Back of the Cylinder Heads
The Mercedes Benz GLK350 4Matic may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers.
On the back of the cylinder heads there are three, in total, plastic expansion plugs that plug access ports to the camshafts. These plugs are well known for seeping oil, and leaking if left unattended. The oil will run down the back of the engine and eventually make it to the ground.
Replacement of these three plastic plugs is extremely simple, and should be done as regular maintenance. The recommended interval for replacement is every 60,000 miles.
The power steering reservoir designed for the Mercedes Benz GLK350 4Matic commonly leaks power steering fluid causing a screeching sound when turning the steering wheel, especially when the vehicle is stopped. The power steering light may illuminate on the dash for more severe leaks.
This is caused by cracking in the plastic reservoir, or a hardened, brittle seal between the power steering reservoir and power steering pump.
Remediation involves replacing the power steering fluid reservoir, power steering fluid, bleeding the system of air, and replacement of the seal between the reservoir and power steering pump.
2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC QuestionsIs there a certain procedure to follow when replacing the battery? (1 answer)
Has happened 3 times. First time they said they could not find anything.
Second time they replaced the shift mechanism.
Just happened again today.
This is the third time the car could be shifted out of park in 3 weeks.
2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.
Due to a manufacturing defect, a crack can develop on the fuel filter when the vehicle is operated in high temperatures. This crack can result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filter to correct this concern.