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Avg. Price Paid: $59,911 - $59,911
Original MSRP: $100,250 - $100,250
MPG: 11 City / 15 Hwy
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2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTSRecall Date: 08/04/2010
  • Consequence: THE VEHICLES FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 10V368000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1938
  • Summary: MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2009 G-CLASS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE HEADLAMPS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROTECTIVE GRILL THAT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE UNDER FMVSS NO. 108.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE HEADLAMP GRILLS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
  • Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNALRecall Date: 08/04/2010
  • Consequence: THE SIGNAL LIGHT'S VISIBILITY TO OTHER MOTORISTS MAY BE REDUCED OVER TIME, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 10V366000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3552
  • Summary: MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2010 G-CLASS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A GRILL COVER FOR FRONT TURN SIGNAL PROTECTION THAT, WHILE PERMISSIBLE, MAY IMPACT OVER TIME THE SIGNAL'S ABILITY TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 108.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL IMPROVED TURN LIGHT UNITS OPTIMIZED FOR USAGE WITH GRILLS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
  • Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHERRecall Date: 11/23/2009
  • Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 09V453000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 352
  • Summary: MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2009 550 G-CLASS VEHICLES. THE FUEL LINE QUICK CONNECTORS LOCATED UNDER THE VEHICLE AWAY FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CONNECTED PROPERLY ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE AND COMPLETELY SEATED IN THE CONNECTION. IN CASE OF A FRONTAL CRASH, THE FUEL PUMP WOULD NO LONGER FUNCTION BUT A PARTIAL DISLOCATION OF THE LINE COULD LEAD TO A POTENTIAL FOR FUEL LOSS FROM THE LINE AT THE QUICK CONNECTOR.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CONNECTION OF THE FUEL LINE QUICK CONNECTORS AND INSTALL A NEW CLAMP TO ASSURE THE QUICK CONNECTORS SECURE CONNECTION. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
  • Notes: MERCEDES RECALL NO. 2009110005. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

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Warranty

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