Mercedes-Benz G500 Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Mercedes-Benz G500 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid into the wiring harness. If not repaired, the oil will migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. At that point, a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct this problem.
Door lock actuators, window regulators, and inside door handles are all prone to premature failure.
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.
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.
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 ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.
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.