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in 2009 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $19,771 - $24,185
Original MSRP: $47,100 - $55,800
MPG: 15 City / 20 Hwy
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2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTSRecall Date: 03/06/2009
  • Consequence: WATER WILL CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT WHICH COULD LEAD TO A FIRE.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 09V076000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 16130
  • Summary: MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 16,130 MY 2009 M-CLASS W164 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL POWER LIFT GATE. AS A RESULT OF A FAULTY SEAL AROUND THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY, WATER MAY ENTER THE REAR COMPARTMENT CONTAINING THE SPARE TIRE. WATER CONTAMINATION OF THE CONTROL UNIT FOR THE POWER LIFT GATE CAN RESULT IN DISABLING OF THE POWER LIFT GATE MOTOR.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAL OF THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY WITH A THICKER ONE AND REPOSITION THE AFFECTED POWER LIFT GATE CONTROL UNIT INSIDE THE CHASSIS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. 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 .

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.

Dependability Ratings1 2009
Overall Dependability
Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability
  • Key:
  • Among The Best
  • Better Than Most
  • About Average
  • The Rest

1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.

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Warranty

Note that warranty coverage that came with the vehicle when it was new may not transfer to subsequent owners. Check with the manufacturer to see if a warranty may still apply.

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