2006 Mercedes-Benz G500 Problem Reports

Most Reported 2006 Mercedes-Benz G500 Problem Reports

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

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

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.

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.

An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.

Due to the location of the ABS hydraulic unit on the inner fender, the connector (or wires) for the brake pressure switch can be damaged when the connector rattles or chafes against the inner fender. This problem will illuminate the ESP warning light.

An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

Axle lubrication should be performed at each service; the hydraulic fluid in the differential lockers should be changed every two years.