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Mercedes-Benz GL550 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mercedes-Benz GL550

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mercedes-Benz GL550 is between $1477 and $1806 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Mercedes-Benz Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Service Detail: Front, Both
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$333 - $435
2009 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Location: Front
Brake Rotor Replacement
$576 - $682
2009 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$238 - $283
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Location: Both Sides
Strut/Shock Absorber Replacement - Front
$597 - $2630
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550 Location: Left Side
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
$286 - $360

Mercedes-Benz GL550 Problems

Transmission May not Shift into Drive Due to Failed Selector Module

The transmission drive selector module may fail resulting in the loss of gear selection capability. This condition can leave the vehicle stranded, and will require replacement of the drive selector module.

Oil Seepage on Back of the Cylinder Heads

The Mercedes Benz GL550 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.

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Mercedes-Benz GL550 Questions

What is the noise connected too (1 answer)

It starts loud and then stops and is not so loud, also quietens when driving but starts when still. happens as soon as car is started. It is louder in the mornings. Crackling sound

Front headlight stuck sideways "active headlamps inoperable" (1 answer)

The front driver side headlight is stuck to the side and not facing forward. Getting a error message of "active headlamps inoperable". I was wondering if there is a quick fix to this or you need to replace the entire headlight unit?

my vehicle will not shut off, air, interior lights and headlights stay on (1 answer)

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Mercedes-Benz GL550 Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

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.

Seat Belt Anchoring Bolts Loose

Seat belts are secured to the vehicle body at various points using special anchor bolts. These 2013 GL models are being recalled because the anchor bolts for the second row seat belts may not have been tightened correctly during vehicle assembly. If these bolts are loose, a belted occupant my not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will inspect the affect bolts and tighten them as necessary.

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 2009 550 G-Class Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Problems

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 GL550 Reviews

Best car I've ever driven in terms of ride, power, curb appeal, etc. Worst car I've ever had in terms of reliability. Airmatic suspension a nightmare--have had both front units replaced. One failed after replacement and had to get it done (fortunately under parts warranty). Numerous other issues (e.g. sill vanity lights, power folding mirrors, rear latch failure, EZ-GO power lock failure, e...
suspension,tire,rack,power steering issues! Well the rack went out at 48k thank God it was under warranty. At 53k it needed its 3rd set of odd sized tires.only 2 brands? At 56k its first front air susp.bag went,lucky... i found a company that rebuilds with a lifetime warranty w/exchange for a couple hundred bucks At 58k the right front air susp. bag went At 59k the air susp. compressor we...
This is a high-quality truck in all respects. Handles very well, good turning radius, comfortable, attractive inside and out. Expensive to run and repair but, I knew that up front. Although it is a luxury vehicle as opposed to a work vehicle, there is a ton of space with both 2nd and 3rd rows of seats down. It is a pleasure to drive.

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