The GL Class SUV by Mercedes-Benz was first introduced in the United States in 2006, as a more consumer friendly version of the G Class SUV. The first generation GL Class featured room to seat seven, while at the same time producing 335 horsepower from its V8 engine. Even though Mercedes took great pains to make the GL Class SUV a smooth, powerful driving experience, many Mercedes drivers have troubles with the front suspension in their GL class vehicles.
These Mercedes-Benz owners typically first notice that the warning light on the dash for the air suspension system will illuminate. This may be accompanied by a particularly rough ride over uneven terrain or a noticeable ‘lowering’ of the front end. Most frequently, this is caused by the compressor in the air suspension system overworking to compensate for leaks within the system, which eventually leads to failure of the compressor.
If the vehicle is driven for a length of time after the front suspension system has failed, costly further damage could result. Improper wear on the struts and shocks could make driving treacherous. As the repair for this type of problem is complex and time consuming, home mechanics should not attempt to make the repair by themselves.
If you encounter this situation with your Mercedes GL Class SUV, consult your nearby German auto import specialist for diagnosis. Their expertise and knowledge will allow them to properly evaluate the problem and provide a speedy solution to get you and your Mercedes back on the road as quickly as possible.
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