Safety Ratings

Safety Ratings data is not currently available for the 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4MATIC 4dr 5.5L.

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 08V242000
Mfg's Report Date: JUN 02, 2008
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 52740


Summary:
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING 52,740 MY 2006-2008 GL AND ML CLASS VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FLEX-N-GATE TRAILER HITCH. SOME OF THE WELD SEAMS CONNECTING THE TRAILER HITCH RECEIVER TO THE ATTACHMENT BAR USED TO SECURE THE TRAILER HITCH TO THE BODY FRAME DO NOT MEET PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence:
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE TRAILE RHITCH RECEIVER SEPOARATING FROM THE ATTACHMENT BAR, CREATING A ROAD HAZARD WHICH MAY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH. THE TRAILER HITCH MUST NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE UNTIL IT HAS BEEN REPAIRED.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE TRAILER HITCH. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2008. OWENRS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes:
MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008050004. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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