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Mercedes-Benz GL550 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Mercedes-Benz GL550 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 29, 2013

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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.

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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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Suspension & Steering, January 28, 2009

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Mercedes–Benz is recalling certain 2008 GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class vehicles for a possible defect in the driving pin used to control power steering oil pressure. If the pin breaks during normal vehicle turning, the steering assist will no longer operate, causing difficulty operating the steering wheel. Dealers will replace the steering gear in affected vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz GL550 Questions and Answers

mgm2ndson, 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550, Phoenix, AZ

how do i remove the battery from under the front passengers seat

INNERHEIGH, 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550, Brooklyn, NY

MY RADIO IS PLAYING BUT I GET NOT AUDIO AND ALSO MY CD CHANGER HAVE NO POWER.

INNERHEIGH, 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550, Brooklyn, NY

NO AUDIO AND NO POWER IN CD CHANGER

mbgl550, 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL550, Huntingtown, MD

My passenger door lock isn't functioning properly. It either stays unlocked after locking all the doors lock or remains locked after unlocking all the other doors. Is it a bad lock motor? O...

KJSkinner, 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL550, Decatur, IN

the power steering. I drove it two days and the power steering went out completely. The dealership now says it needs a new power steering rack. Was the first problem diagnosed incorrectly? Could th...

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Mercedes-Benz GL550 Reviews

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 went.
And at 61k the power steering pump went.

Now what realy gets me is this is my wifes truck and i don't even drive it....and she drives like my granny.So this seems to be all the main problems that i read about. hope im good for another 50k....other than tires.

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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