The Mercedes-Benz GL Class Second Generation, 2012 – present, is a luxury SUV. This German import is larger and more efficient than its predecessor, the X164. Despite a handful of impressive new technologies, including the electric easy-pack tailgate and Crosswind Assist, this crossover SUV, like any make and model, demonstrates a few common issues, such as windshield wiper shudder.
Some owners have reported needing to replace their wipers entirely too frequently, sometimes more than once every three months, due to wiper shudder. Typically, this sensation is accompanied by a rather unpleasant sound. According to GL drivers, the brand and type of wiper blade seems to make no difference in preventing reoccurrence.
Many owners have reported troubleshooting this issue on their own. Some have noted that if they hit the button to apply windshield washer solution, the wipers no longer seem to vibrate across the window. Others have stated more permanent success by wiping the edge of the blade with a variety of products or wipes, ranging from baby to eyeglass wipes. This being said, visibility problems are safety issues, and are best dealt with by experts.
For affordable yet expert assistance, contact an independent German import garage. These specialized technicians will be knowledgeable about your Mercedes, and have access to the proper tools and resources, yet they will be able to offer cost-effective service. Moreover, these specialists will have experience with your crossover SUV and its common issues, so they will already be familiar with the most likely causes. Finally, they will know which problems are covered under warranty.
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