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Mercedes-Benz G500 Door Lock Actuators, Window Regulators, and Inside Door Handles May Fail

Mercedes-Benz G500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 96,713 mi (50,000 mi - 179,000 mi)


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

  •  Rookie

    Inside door handle plastic cable ends keep breaking.
    window slides all had to be replaced
    door lock actuators need to be replaced, won't lock door

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    Rear window regulators failed, inside door handles failed...

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  • Visitor, , 179,000 mi

    Hello, I have a 2002 G500 purchased new. I have had all of the window regulators replaced 2-3 times. It amazes me that Mercedes can't seem to develop a mechanism that lasts, like Toyota, Honda, etc. Many of mine were replaced under the 100k warranty. After the warranty expired, it gets expensive. I have found prices at to be the lowest , so far. at approx. $350 per window. I am lucky to have a friend who can replace it for me. Takes him approx. 1 hour to remove and install new mechanism.
    I have also been told by a dealers parts dept ( have not been able to verify), that the parts for the G500 are same as those for M class. if this is true, the price for each mechanism goes to approx. $55.00. though the photos I have found on line do not match, it may be that I just have to try and purchase an M class mechanism and see how it compares. Part numbers also do not match.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    this has happened on two separate occassions and required keeping the g wagon for a couple of days each time the dealer was able to fix it.

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  • Visitor, , 126,000 mi

    purchsed new and have replaced every window regulator at least 4 time with the exception of front drivers side..jus once. I was told that if you don't let your windows up and down on a regular basis..they freeze and causes the regulator break down..maybe after all these years that's why my drivers side jus recently stopped's well used:)

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  •  Rookie

    2 rear doors regulator fails ,windows slide down..and left door cable broke on door cannot open it. g500benz

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    drivers side rear window regulators failure and indoor handle failure same door

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  • Visitor, , 92,000 mi

    Door lock, window regulator - same door

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  •  Rookie

    every year i have window regulators problem.And I dont know how how to fix it.I want to know how to have a good regulator. Iv changed it three times.Every body's lying.

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