Our Gl450 has 70000 miles and the transmission locked up on the highway. Thankfully no one rear ended us.
The vehicle is at the dealer and Mercedes is refusing to goodwill the transmission. The car has always been serviced by Mercedes. Cost to fix $8300.00. In addition we have had 3 air
compressors go out, cam plugs leak oil, power steering pump replaced and the window trim paint peel off.
When you buy Mercedes you expect quality and service, we have had neither.
This is our second Mercedes with problems.
We have have had BMW's and they very reliable. We will not buy another Mercedes.
Purchased a mint condition 2007 GL450 with 25,000 miles and now at 60,000 miles.
Have had the following problems:
power steering pump failure, front struts failure, interior temperature control system failure, check engine sensor failure, cam plug oil leaks and replacement, back seat panel separation, interior vent knobs broke, not to mention that the battery wore out early as did the brakes and tires.
Vehicle pulls to right after repeated alignments.
Can't get rid of vibration even after tire replacement and repeated re-balancing -- suspect drive shaft.
This truck is awesome! I drove every SUV under the sun and this one blows them all away. Not too big, not too small. Just right. Love the pick up. Pure luxury. Hope there won't be any problems to work out being it's a new model and all.
Save your money. I've had so much Maintance and repeats done for the amount of money I spent I could have purchase 2 more new Benz. I've repaired everything except the engine. Front right and left upper control arms, 4 air shocks, water pump, power steering pump, the list goes on. This is a truck I didn't drive everyday because I have 2 other Benz and a motorcycle.
I purchased this vehicle less than a week ago, and because of my work schedule couldn't drive it for three days. The first day that I'm able to drive it I go to the gas station to fill it up and the power steering goes out, I wait 3 hrs to be towed. I contact the dealership who tells me I also have a leak in the rack and pinion long story short I have a $7,000 bill on a vehicle I purchased 5 days ago and haven't even driven 150 miles in. I can't use the warranty I purchased because there is a 30 day wait period. I want my trade in vehicle back.