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Mercedes-Benz G500 Problems

Find the most common issues based on Mercedes-Benz G500 owner complaints.

Most Common Mercedes-Benz G500 Problems

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 of...
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2 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Brakes Problems

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 abou...
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.

2 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Drive Train Problems

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

2 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Electrical & Lights Problems

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 fende...

4 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Engine Problems

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

0 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Maintenance Problems

1 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Miscellaneous Problem

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

0 Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Mercedes-Benz G500 Problems & Complaints

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.
Door lock actuators, window regulators, and inside door handles are all prone to premature failure.
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 abou...
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 of...
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.
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 ...
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 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 contr...
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 fende...
Axle lubrication should be performed at each service; the hydraulic fluid in the differential lockers should be changed every two years.
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