Mercedes-Benz GL Recall Information
NEWS: Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and GL63 AMG vehicles
APRIL 2013 --Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and GL63 AMG vehicles manufactured May 15, 2012 through October 4, 2012. The second row seat belt anchor fitting bolts may not be properly torqued. If the bolts are not properly torqued, the seat belt anchor bolts may continue to loosen and in the the event of a crash, the belted occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Mercedes-Benz will notify owners and dealers will check, and tighten the bolts of the seat belt anchor fittings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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OCTOBER 2011 -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2011 vehicles including E-Class (212 platform), manufactured from July 2010 through February 2011, R-Class (251 platform), manufactured from April 2010 through April 2011, ML-Class (W164 platform), manufactured from January 2010 through march 2011, GL-Class (X164 platform), manufactured from march 2010 through March 2011, and model year 2012 S-Class (221 platform) vehicles. The diesel fuel filter may leak from the area around the heating component. Diesel fuel may be deposited onto the highway and create the potential For a crash. MBUSA will contact owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the diesel fuel filter if necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2011. 11V-496
OCTOBER 2010 -- Mercedes Benz is recalling certain model year 2011 M- Class, model W164, GL-Class, model X164, E-Class, model W212, R-Class, and model V251vehicles. The O-ring may not have been properly lubricated in all cases. Lack of lubrication can lead to leakage of the fuel filter. Diesel fuel may be deposited on roads and making those roads slippery, increasing the potential for a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel filters free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2010. 10V-540
YAHOO NEWS -- November 5, 2010 – Daimler AG said Friday it will recall about 2,300 Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicles and sedans to fix fuel filters that could leak diesel fuel.
The recall covers certain diesel versions of the 2011 E Class sedan and 2011 GL Class, M Class and R Class SUVs and crossover vehicles. The vehicles included in the recall were built from November 2009 through October 2010.
The automaker said a lack of lubrication in the diesel engine fuel filters could cause the filters to leak.
Fuel could leak onto the road, causing slippery conditions and a potential crash.
Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran said the automaker was not aware of any injuries connected with the recall.
Owners will be notified later this month. Dealers will replace the fuel filter free of charge.
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DECEMBER 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 577 MY 2008 GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class vehicles. A defect may exist in the driving pin used to control the oil pressure of the power steering. If a defective driving pin exists in a vehicle and the pin breaks during normal vehicle turning, the normally available hydraulic support function will no longer function and steering wheel operation will be limited. Mercedes-Benz will replace the steering gears. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. 08V682
JULY 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 404 MY 2006-2008 M-Class, R-Class, MY 2005-2009 SLK-Class, MY 2005-2008 C-Class, MY 2003-2004 and 2006-2008 CLK-Class, MY 2003-2008 E-Class, MY 2004 and 2008 CL-Class, MY 2008 CLS-Class, MY 2004 and 2007-2008 S-Class, MY 2003 G-Class, and MY 2003-2004, 2006 and 2009 SL-Class vehicles. A software calibration number (SCN) coding received on the affected vehicles during a recent workshop visit was incorrect. Depending on the model year and model affected, the results of an incorrect SCN coding can affect a number of vehicle safety and emission functions including the following types of functions: (1) the fuel gauge readings may be incorrect; (2) a stuck fuel-level sensor may not be displayed in the instrument cluster; (3) the OBD system may cause the check engine light to illuminate incorrectly; and, (4) the speedometer may be out of tolerance. In the event of a vehicle crash, the electrical fuel pump may not receive a crash signal that is required for the fuel pump to disconnect and prevent future fuel delivery as designed. Dealers will recode the SCN. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. 08V303
ConsumerReports.org -- July 21, 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling over 52,000 GL and ML class vehicles equipped with the Flex-N-Gate trailer hitch. Some of the seams connecting the hitch to the attachment bar used to connect it to the body frame do not meet specifications and may result in the hitch separating from the attachment bar.
Dealers will repair the trailer hitch and owners are urged not to use the hitch until it is repaired.
JUNE 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 52,740 MY 2006-2008 ML and GL class vehicles equipped with a trailer hitch. Some of the weld seams connecting the trailer hitch receiver to the attachment bar used to secure the trailer hitch to the body frame do not meet performance specifications. This may result in the trailer hitch receiver separating from the attachment bar, creating a road hazard which may lead to a vehicle crash. The trailer hitch must not be used for any purpose until it has been repaired. Dealers will repair the trailer hitch. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. 08V242
JANUARY 2008 -- Mercedes-Benz is recalling 9,004 MY 2007 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class vehicles equipped with diesel engines. The crankshaft sensor could fail due to separation of bond wires from the lead frame in the sensor. This results in an interruption in the electrical connection in the chip housing of the sensor. When this happens, the vehicle may lose power rather than enter a limp-home mode. In addition, the vehicle cannot be restarted after failure of the electrical connection in the sensor, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor. The recall is expected to begin during February 2008. 08V-006
Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG, the world's second- biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is recalling more than 9,000 Mercedes-Benz diesel-engine cars in the U.S. from the 2007 model year because a potential sensor problem could cause the cars to lose power.
In certain cars, wires could separate from the crankshaft sensor frame, causing an interruption in the electrical connection to the chip holding the sensor, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a report on its recall Web site.
As a result, the car ``cannot be restarted after failure of the electrical connection in the sensor, increasing the risk of a crash,'' according to the report. Cars in the E, GL, M and R classes are affected, and dealers will begin replacing the sensor next month, the agency said.
Mercedes spokesmen Robert Moran and Christoph Horn didn't immediately return a call or e-mail messages seeking comment. The Wall Street Journal first reported the recall earlier today