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Mercedes-Benz GLS – Common problems

Common problems for the Mercedes-Benz GLS

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 GLS, for which Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Mercedes-Benz GLS. 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 GLS have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest GLS’s Issues in the EU

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25 May 2020

The welds on the rear cross-beam may not be sufficiently strong and could break. As a result, the cross-beam may become … .

Mercedes-Benz-GLS-2019-recall-window-garnish
7 December 2019

The garnish moulding to the window stay bar of the rear doors may not be installed correctly. As a result, the … .

Mercedes-Benz-GLS-2018-recall-breaks
5 October 2018

The pistons on the rear axle brake calipers are inadequate. This may lead to reduced braking performance or failure of the … .

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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Latest GLS’s Issues in the UK

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