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Mercedes-Benz GL, GLE, GLS, ML recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled its ML, GL, GLE and GLS model lines over concerns certain vehicles could spring oil leaks. The manufacturer reports that oil foam may develop "under dynamic operating conditions" in the oil reservoir of affected vehicles, if the oil level drops too low. If the condition occurs, it may cause oil to escape via the ventilation boxes in the cap of the reservoir...

Mercedes-Benz expands Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall campaign, which affects the 2006-12 model-year GL, ML and SLK model lines. The German marque says the number of units affected by the campaign has grown to 8817 vehicles – up from the 2850 previously reported...

Mercedes-Benz GL, ML and SLK added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has added the previous-generation GL, ML and SLK to the ever-growing Takata airbag inflator recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with the less-dangerous – but still potentially deadly – 'beta' inflators. Over time, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade...

2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz GL, GLE, GLS recalled for steering fix - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall 3333 vehicles across its 2015 and 2015 GL, GLE and GLS SUVs over concerns the power steering system could fail. The German manufacturer reports that moisture may penetrate the electric power steering control unit, interfering with signal transmission...

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML, GL SUVs recalled for seat belt fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 19 vehicles from its 2015 ML and GL SUV lines, over concerns of seat belt failure. The manufacturer reports the lower mount of the right-side rear seat belt may have been fitted incorrectly. As a result, the belt mounting could potentially fail in a high-impact collision, posing a risk of injury to passengers...

Mercedes-Maybach to add large SUV to its ranks, E-Class version ruled out

It appears an even-money bet that the ultra-luxury brand Mercedes-Maybach will add an SUV to its ranks in the future, but there won't be an E-Class Maybach variant despite persistent rumours. The only Mercedes-Maybach models currently on sale are the Mercedes-Maybach S600 and the even lengthier Pullman version, but with SUVs proving lucrative, the range is almost certain to expand to include a high-riding, long-wheelbase, ultra-luxury vehicle of that type...

Mercedes-Benz says SUV boom will never end

Will the global SUV boom end? Not a chance, says Mercedes-Benz, which this week launched its newest high-riding model — the GLC — and is mooting several more additions in future years. It’s no secret that, around the world, the crossover SUV is fast becoming the new default vehicle — in Australia, for instance, 34...

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV range has been updated with revised pricing and equipment levels. Mercedes-Benz's largest SUV is now available in four model grades: the entry-level GL350 BlueTEC Limited Edition; GL350 BlueTEC Edition S; GL500 Edition S; and flagship GL63 AMG. There are no images of the new models yet, but buyers can see them in showrooms in the coming weeks...

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: pricing and specifications

The new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has arrived in Australia with a starting price under $130,000 and a new AMG variant added to its line-up. The range of Mercedes-Benz GL-Class luxury SUVs now includes the familiar GL350 BlueTec and GL500 BlueEfficiency models, as well as a new performance variant for the Australian market, the GL63 AMG...

Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG: full-size SUV goes hardcore

Mercedes-Benz has completed its high-performance SUV line-up with the unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG. The GL63 AMG is based on the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class full-size SUV. The new Mercedes GL made its world premiere at the 2012 New York motor show in April and is destined for release in Australia late in the first quarter of 2013...

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class breaks cover

The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has been officially released, with more power, less weight and revised styling for the German car maker's big SUV. The new GL, due in Australia in early 2013, is full of subtle changes over the previous model, such as re-profiled headlights that also incorporate an LED strip, while the LED daytime running lights are now positioned higher than before...