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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 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-Benz M-Class and GLE SUVs recalled for wiper hazard

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a recall on examples of the large M-Class (‘ML’) SUV and its GLE-badged replacement, to address a potential hazard with the front window wipers. The company reports that vehicles sold between between February 1 and October 30 this year - during the crossover period of the M-Class model’s re-christening as the GLE - may be at risk of a short-circuit situation...

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...

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class : plug-in hybrid to debut before next generation

Mercedes-Benz is continuing to roll out its plug-in hybrid strategy at an increasing rate, with the facelifted Mercedes-Benz ML-Class set for electric power even before the next generation model debuts...

Mercedes-Benz M-Class to be renamed GLE-Class at 2015 facelift - reports

By renaming the Mercedes-Benz M-Class to the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the three-pointed star is taking another step towards rationalising its naming scheme. The following letter combinations are currently or have recently been used on various Mercedes-Benz models: A, B, C, CL, CLA, CLK, CLS, E, G, GL, GLA, GLK, M or ML, R, S, SL, SLS, SLK and V...

Mercedes-Benz ML-Class facelift spied

The Mercedes-Benz ML-Class has been spotted wearing heavy camouflage, with the disguised car to bring major changes as part of a mid-life update. Only two images of the Mercedes-Benz SUV have been made available by CarAdvice's spy photographers, though they clearly show changes to the bonnet, headlights, front bumper and grille that will bring the ML-Class more in line with current offerings from the brand like the new C-Class and S-Class...

Mercedes-Benz to hunt luxury rivals with expanded SUV range

Mercedes-Benz Australia says its days as an SUV minnow are coming to an end. Last week’s launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (pictured above) marked the beginning of a strong SUV product offensive from the German luxury marque in which it will double its SUV line-up in the space of two years...

Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec : $90,400 Special Edition ups comfort, convenience, safety

Comfort, convenience and safety are focuses of the Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec Special Edition, which is on sale now from $90,400. The new addition to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class line-up costs $7500 more than the entry-level ML250 BlueTec on which it’s based, though Mercedes claims it adds $12,275 in extra features, effectively saving customers $5375...