The first generation Mercedes GL Class is a line of large luxury SUV’s manufactured by German auto maker Mercedes-Benz. The GL Class features a wide array of technological options standard to every vehicle including park assist, Bluetooth, navigation system plus an extremely sophisticated safety monitoring system with 9 airbags and collision prevention notification. Although these technological improvements make the Mercedes GL class SUV a more enjoyable ride, many GL Class owners have experienced issues with the electrical systems in these vehicles, specifically the tail lights
Frequently, Mercedes-Benz GL Class SUV drivers experience repeated failures of the rear tail lights. The light due not simply cease to function but may intermittently turn on and off, which may give a following vehicle the false impression of frequent braking or turning the lights on and off. This is clearly a safety issue when traveling in the dark.
Due to the delicate nature of the repair, and the risk associated with making an improper fix, it is recommended that Mercedes owners with tail light problems visit their nearby Mercedes-Benz service center for evaluation of the problem. The issue is often corrosion of the metal plate where most of the wiring contacts the fiber optic harness. This is due mostly to the design of the electrical system and Mercedes Benz has issued a Technical Service Bulletin with regards to this issue.
If you are experiencing problems with the tail lights on your Mercedes GL Class SUV, we recommend taking your Mercedes-Benz vehicle to your local Mercedes-Benz service professionals. The experienced technicians will be able to isolate the root of the problem and repair it quickly with little impact on your pocketbook.
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