2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Consumer Review: reliability

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class SUV - Consumer Review

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By kingcape on


2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


I purchased this SUV new expecting to get a quality vehilcle. I am a high mileage driver and this is what you should expect

Air conditioning: Stops working after 2 hours of driving. Brought it to the dealer who said nothing was wrong. Took a vacation from MA to South Carolina. It Stopped..stopped at a SC dealer who left a long VM for my dealer saying it doesn't work. Brought it to the dealer. They tested it and said it was fine. It is not.

Alternator: Broke at 49000 miles. Brought it to the dealer and they actually fixed under warrantee. They were not very happy to do it.

Heater fan: The dreaded squeak as I have read on line. Almost constant. Cost about $500.00 to fix.

So sorry I bought

Best Features

quiet so quiet all you can hear is the fan squeaking

Worst Features

better long term quality, better dealer service, more transparency from the company as my problems seem to be common if you go online to see who else has issues. Good luck if you have bought. hope you are better off than I have been. Oh... the radio cuts out and needs to be reset
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By kommandantkarl
on 03/24/13 08:32 AM (PDT)

Yep, a car that breaks when driven 49k miles in a year?

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By 1946ladyhauk
on 07/22/12 10:51 AM (PDT)

What happened to theLemon Law If your not happy with the vehicle you can return without any questions ask. Can anyone give me more information on this. Or have things changed?

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