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Mercedes-Benz GL – Common problems

Common problems for the Mercedes-Benz GL

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Mercedes-Benz GL, for which Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Mercedes-Benz GL. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Mercedes-Benz GL have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest GL’s Issues in the EU

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29 September 2018

The sealing cap of the Active Curve System’s oil reservoir does not prevent oil from leaking out. Oil may leak out … .

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11 March 2017

The upper suspension arm may not have been correctly screwed to the stub axle, which could affect the steering. Recalled vehicles … .

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28 January 2017

Due to incorrect functioning of the occupancy sensor system on the passenger’s side, the airbag may not deploy in the event … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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