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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: 94,274 mi (50,000 mi - 179,000 mi)

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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 Partsgeek.com 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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  •  Rookie

    Remote key works fine, but the front passenger outer door side handle does not open properly. however, the door can be opened from only the inside of the car making it very inconveniant. The functions of the

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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 working..it'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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