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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, SUV
Jun 12, 2009 (1:36 pm)
I recently purchased a White 2008 GL450 for my wife with P1, rear seat entertainment, leather package, etc. We were dissapointed with the fact that the Harman/Kardon system kept malfunctioning and the rear seat entertainment had horrible movie quality. In addition, the COMMAND system was REALLY BAD, my wifes old Honda Oddysey had a better system and that was a year 2000 model. So, we decided to trade the 08 in for an 09 8 months later. SO MUCH BETTER! Navi is amazing (similar to 09 S Class), rear seat entertainment is so much nicer (LCD screens/flat panel/play 2 dvd's on 2 separate screens), the larger exterior side mirrors are a nice touch and the appearance package is great. New power lumbar support and in dash 6CD/DVD changer wrap up the package. AND THE TAIL GATE IS FIXED!!!!! NO MORE PROBLEMS!!!!! I have to say that the 2009 Mercedes Benz Gl class is A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE FROM THE 2007 AND 2008 MODELS!
#17 of 104 Re: Reliability Issues... [mbbq]
Jul 11, 2009 (11:24 am)
Well mbbq - My brother's house burnt to the ground last night and his dog died in the fire due to his wife's GL450 catalytic converteres catching on fire! I am going to post photos. Fire investigators determined that the GL parked in the garage was the cause of the fire. if you could, please contact me - We are embarking on a journey to go after Merecedes benz because of this. THere must be something here... Obviously my brother is devastated over the loss of his dog and house and EVERYTHING that he and his family owned. THEY HAVE NOTHING!!! They were lucky to get out alive. The car was off for at least 5 hours before catching on fire.
#18 of 104 Re: Reliability Issues... [bertrocka]
Jul 12, 2009 (5:35 am)
OMG . . . that is awful news for your bro. Hope he and his family recover well. prayers to him.
Can you please provide an update with MB response? my wife drives an 02 ML 320 which she loves, despite the well known issues that the model had. I am looking at the Audi Q7, the Lexus 470, and the GL. i only added the GL after speaking with some friends who had no problems with it. However, after reading the 2 posts about spontaneous fires - i am very concerned. please tell us more
#19 of 104 Re: Reliability Issues... [bertrocka]
Jul 12, 2009 (12:32 pm)
send me an email to discuss. (yes, I know I am not supposed to post my email address but do not know how else to contact you)
#20 of 104 Re: Reliability Issues... [mbbq]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 12, 2009 (12:36 pm)
You can mark your email public in your Profile and that way other members will be able to see it. And most spammers won't be able to harvest it.
#22 of 104 Re: Reliability Issues... [unclgreggy]
Jul 20, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Not sure if my previous post made it clear or not but i just want to clarify that it looks like that it was NOT the catalytic but ELECTRICAL according to the person i spoke to at Allstate.
#23 of 104 Re: Reliability Issues... [mbbq]...FIRE FIRE FIRE
Oct 01, 2009 (7:38 pm)
My friend's 2008 GL450, 27K miles, caught on fire last Friday 09/27/09. It happend exactly as you described....(The fire started under the passenger seat and fully engulfed the car in less than 5 minutes. First, a funny smell, then some smoke, and then the fire) and it bursted into flames before the fire brigade arrived. Luckily, the car was on the driveway outside the garage only 8 feet away from the house. Amazingly, the house did not get on fire and only incurred minimum damages. Mercedes should recall 2007 and 2008 GL450 models.
#24 of 104 Re: Reliability Issues... [mbbq]...FIRE FIRE FIRE [st99]
Nov 01, 2009 (3:05 pm)
Will you please contact me? I am trying to talk with others that have had the same problem. These cars are not safe and Mercedes Benz is not wanting to fix the problem. I would really appreciate any help you can give me. I have had many electrical problems. I have now turned my car back over to Mercedes bc my husband refuses to put me and our kids back in it. Thanks