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Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 3, 2012

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 G550 and G55 (AMG) vehicles manufactured from September 20, 2010, through April 27, 2011. If the front passenger airbag were to deploy, parts of its molding strip could become loose and become a projectile in the passenger compartment. This projectile would increase the risk of personal injury during airbag deployment. Dealers will reinforce the connection between the molding strip and airbag cover flap to correct this concern.

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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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Engine, September 27, 2005

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Micro cracks can develop in the fuel return hose at the fuel tank. Fuel may leak from these cracks, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel return hoses to correct this concern. This recall began on September 27, 2005. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2006080007.

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Engine, January 15, 2010

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Mercedes-Benz is recalling 2009 550 G-Class models due to fuel line quick connectors that were not properly connected on the assembly line. In case of a frontal crash, the fuel pump may no longer function, which could lead to fuel loss. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak can result in a fire. Dealers will check the connectors and install a new clamp free of charge.

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Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Questions and Answers

Nwwari, 2009 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, Nevada, IA


While Changing the Seat cover a wire was left loose and my technician fixed it and recoded it, But the problem was not solved. Everytime some one sits on the PAssenger seat the RED SRS light...

jmedorbenz, 2003 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, Rosedale, NY

i just change the drive belt and the alternator light stays on

Dayba, 2003 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, Garnet Valley, PA

The break pads are binding to the rotors and it starts to smoke after a long drive

Dayba, 2003 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, Garnet Valley, PA

Did not have this problem until the passenger seat was adjusted

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Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Reviews

I have a 2011 G55 AMG. The horn and steering wheel instruments intermittently fail to operate for long periods of time. The Mercedes dealership in Fort lauderdale refused to even look at the problem since the steering wheel instruments worked the days that I took it in. Also the seat lumbar support pump on the passenger side keeps going on and off (possible leak). Finally when the vehicle goes from reverse to drive it has a 3-5 second hesitation before engaging. The dealership said that this is normal for this model.

Overall the horn issue and the transmission issue are safety issues, very dissapointed at the dealer response (Fort Lauderdale Mercedes).

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