The Second Generation Mercedes-Benz M Class, (now the GLE-Class), W164, is a line of midsize luxury sport utility vehicles produced by the German automaker from 2005-2011. Mercedes-Benz takes great pride in manufacturing vehicles with great attention to detail and high quality materials. Although Mercedes-Benz strives to provide a worry-free product, some Mercedes-Benz W164 owners have issues with their SUVs. Here are a few examples:
4Matic All-Wheel Drive Problems: Mostly due to high mileage, the center differential bearing and rubber flex disc may degrade over time. This can result in vibrations from the bottom of your W164 and clunking noises.
Electrical System Malfunctions: Like many modern vehicles, the W164 M-Class can experience occasional electrical system glitches. Examples include, with the backup camera, the infotainment system, the steering wheel buttons and other various electronic modules.
Transmission Problems: Some owners have reported transmission-related issues, such as hard shifting, loud noises on cold starts, jerking sensations and transmission fluid leaks.
Suspension Noise: Noises or rattling sounds from the suspension system have been noted by owners. This can be caused by worn-out bushings, shock absorbers or other suspension components. Have your local Mercedes-Benz service center replace the affected parts to resolve the problem.
If your encounter these issues with your Mercedes-Benz M Class SUV, promptly drive it to the nearest Mercedes-Benz service center for evaluation. The friendly technicians will do their best to quickly diagnose the problem and make the associated repairs so that your Mercedes will be running as good as new in no time.
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