2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GL-CLASS VIN: 4JGBF71E79A478168

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VIN 4JGBF71E79A478168 Decoding Mercedes-benz Vin Decoder

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Make

MERCEDES-BENZ

Manufacturer Name

MERCEDES-BENZ OF NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Model

GL-Class

Model Year

2009

Plant City

VANCE

Series

GL450

Trim

4-MATIC

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

ALABAMA

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Engine Number of Cylinders

8

Displacement (CC)

4600.00

Displacement (CI)

280.709222835768

Displacement (L)

4.60

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GL-CLASS Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GL-CLASS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row
Torso Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4JGBF71E79A478168

Components: AIR BAGS

May 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10970687
Consumer Location: COCONUT CREEK, FL
VIN: 4JGBF71E79A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MERCEDES BENZ GL450. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V081000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PART DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS SERVICE BRAKES

January 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180702
Consumer Location: BELZONI, MS
VIN: 4JGBF71E29A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA INFLATORS : THE SRS LIGHT IS CONTINUOUSLY STAYING ON IN THE VEHICLE. AS SOON AS THE VEHICLE IS STARTED THE LIGHT COMES ON AND DOES NOT GO OFF UNTIL THE VEHICLE GOES BACK OFF.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

September 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11152539
Consumer Location: PARLIN, NJ
VIN: 4JGBF71E99A****

Summary of Complaint

I AM HAVING ISSUES WITH MY SUSPENSION. I'VE HAD TO REPLACE IT TWICE IN 1 YEAR. A RECALL SHOULD BE ISSUED ON THIS.

Components: ENGINE

September 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11130048
Consumer Location: PALM COAST, FL
VIN: 4JGBF86E89A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GL550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO MERCEDES-BENZ OF DAYTONA BEACH (1188 N TOMOKA FARMS RD, DAYTONA BEACH, FL) FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT THE RESULTS WERE NOT DISCLOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000. *TT CARFAX THE VIN PROVIDED HAS NO DISPLAYABLE RECORDS. UPDATED 11/28/18*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

October 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11112440
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4JGBF86E29A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GL550. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V081000 (AIR BAGS) IN MID OCTOBER OF 2017 AND WAS WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE PART. THE DEALER (MERCEDES-BENZ OF PEMBROKE PINES, 14199 PINES BLVD, PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33027, (954) 644-5035) WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE RECALL WAS CLOSED BECAUSE THERE WERE NO OPEN RECALLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE VIN. THE CONTACT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM THE DEALER ON JULY 13, 2018 STATING THAT IT WAS A FINAL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V081000 (AIR BAGS), WHICH INDICATED THAT THE RECALL REPAIR WAS INCOMPLETE AND AN APPOINTMENT NEEDED TO BE SCHEDULED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE AND THE CONTACT WAS AWAITING A RESPONSE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: SUSPENSION

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11074351
Consumer Location: PLEASANT HILL, CA
VIN: 4JGBF71E29A****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY MB GL450 IN 2010 AND AT THAT TIME IT WAS COVERED AS A PRE-OWNED MB VEHICLE. UNDER THE WARRANTY, I HAD THE AIR RIDE SUSPENSION FIXED TWICE. ONCE ON FRONT LEFT AND RIGHT. AFTER THE WARRANT EXPIRED, I HAVE HAD TO DO BOTH SIDES OF MY SUSPENSION AGAIN. NOW THE FRONT LEFT HAS FAILED AND NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED. I HAVE READ MY BLOGS AND POSTS ABOUT THIS MB SUSPENSION DEFECT AND WANT HOPE THE NHTSA CAN PUSH MB TO ISSUE A RECALL TO FIX THIS FAILED PRODUCT.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053763
Consumer Location: CARMEL VALLEY, CA
VIN: 4JGBF71E89A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: STILL NO REMEDY AVAILABLE PER MERCEDES BENZ; FIRST NOTICE RECEIVED 2/2017.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11052967
Consumer Location: CHANTILLY, VA
VIN: 4JGBF71E39A****

Summary of Complaint

THIS COMPLAIN IS ABOUT THE RECALL REPORT AS BELOW FEB 11,2016 MANUFACTURER RECALL NUMBER2016020003 NHTSA RECALL NUMBER16V081 DESCRIPTION: I HAVE NEVER BEEN CONTACTED BY THE MANUFACTURER ABOUT THIS RECALL. APPARENTLY, THE MANUFACTURER HAS FAILED OR IS UNABLE TO REMEDY THIS SAFETY RECALL FOR YOUR VEHICLE IN A TIMELY MANNER.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11045927
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4JGBF71E99A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL MY VEHICLE IS PART OF THE RECALL AND THERE IS STILL NO FIX FOR MY PROBLEM. THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, WE ARE DRIVING WITH A TICKING TIME BOMB.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11044766
Consumer Location: CALABASAS, CA
VIN: 4JGB71E19A4****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL THE RECALL WAS INSTITUTED FEBRUARY 2016, YET TO DATE THERE HAS BEEN NO REMEDY OFFERED BY THE MANUFACTURER AND NO INDICATION AS TO WHEN THEY WILL BE REPLACING THE AIRBAGS.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 25, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11043451
Consumer Location: CULVER CITY, CA
VIN: 4J6BF25E79A****

Summary of Complaint

MERCEDES BENZ OF SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA SENT ME A RECALL NOTICE OVER A YEAR AGO, WHEN I MADE A APPOINTMENT TO COME IN THEY CALLED ME AND SAID THEY WEREN'T GOING TO FIX IT AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, THEN THEY SAID THEY SEND ME ANOTHER NOTICE WHICH THEY NEVER DID. MY PHONE NUMBER IS [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11041987
Consumer Location: SUMMIT, NJ
VIN: 4JGBF25E49A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11042257
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, MN
VIN: 4JGBF71E59A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL A RECALL NOTICE WAS ISSUED FOR MY VEHICLE'S (2009 BENZ GL450) AIRBAGS. HOWEVER, TAKATA / MERCEDES BENZ DO NOT HAVE A REMEDY AVAILABLE FOR MY VEHICLE DESPITE THE RECALL DATE BEING MORE THAN 1 YEAR AGO.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983420
Consumer Location: SPOKANE, WA
VIN: 4JGBF71E69A****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAD TROUBLE TOWING OUR TRAVEL TRAILER, WE LOOKED UNDER OUR CAR AND THE WELD WAS BROKEN ON OUR HITCH. WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEIR INSPECTION CONFIRMED IT WAS A "BAD WELD".THEY WANT US TO PAY $900 TO FIX. THIS IS THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM AND HITCH THAT WAS RECALLED IN 2007 AND 2008, SO MERCEDES CONTINUED TO USE THE SAME HITCH AND WELD IN YEAR 2009 AND NOW IT HAS FAILED AFTER 4 TIMES TOWING. THE RUST ON OUR PICTURE INDICATES THE WELD HAD FAILED MUCH PRIOR TO US REALIZING IT.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 25, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10949241
Consumer Location: CALABASAS, CA
VIN: 4JGBF71E19A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GL450. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V081000 (AIR BAGS) AND STATED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME FRAME TO SCHEDULE THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER DID NOT GIVE A SPECIFIC DATE FOR WHEN THE PART WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER COULD NOT PROVIDE AN ESTIMATED DATE FOR WHEN THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WOULD RECEIVE THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT WAS NOT EXPERIENCING A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 05/10/17*LJ UPDATED 10/10/2017*JS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10949492
Consumer Location: GRAND RAPIDS, MI
VIN: 4JGBF71EX9A****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK TODAY 2/3/2017 AND I WAS MERGING ONTO HIGHWAY WHEN I HEARD A LOUD EXPLOSION. I THEN SAW THAT MY SUNROOF HAD SHATTERED AND WAS BOWED OUT. THERE IS A LARGE HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THE SUNROOF AND THE REST OF THE GLASS IS SPIDERWEBBED. NOTHING HAD HIT MY CAR OR MY SUNROOF. I WAS ONLY GOING ABOUT 15 MPH AS I WAS STILL ON A ON RAMP. IT WAS VERY SCARY AND DANGEROUS. I CALLED MERCEDES WHO IS NO HELP. THEY NEED TO RECALL THIS OR BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED ME TO CRASH OR IF MY SUNROOF COVER WAS OPENED I WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOWERED IN GLASS.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10934428
Consumer Location: TULLAHOMA, TN
VIN: 4JGBF86E79A****

Summary of Complaint

IT'S TAKING TOO LONG TO GET THESE AIRBAGS REPLACED! NEWS REPORTS CONTINUE TO REPORT ON INJURIES AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO GET FIXED AND TAKATA IS NOT ABLE TO MEET THE DEMAND WHILE THEY CONTINUE TO PRODUCE NEW AIR BAGS FOR NEW CARS? WHERE IS NHTSA PRIORITIES HERE? I HAVE 4 CARS THAT ALL NEED REPLACING AND MY 3 DRIVERS IN THE HOUSE ALL FEEL UNSAFE! FEDERAL GOV SHOULD INSIST ALL MANUFACTURING EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF TAKATA GO INTO REPLACEMENT AIRBAGS AND NOT NEW CAR PRODUCTION! ONE PISSED OFF CAR OWNER/TAX PAYOR

Components: ENGINE

October 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10917334
Consumer Location: MONROVIA, CA
VIN: 4JGBF25E19A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GL320. SHORTLY AFTER REMOVING THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION, WHITE SMOKE APPEARED FROM THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT OBSERVED FIRE FROM THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 183,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10915616
Consumer Location: TUALATIN, OR
VIN: 4JGBF86EX9A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. DUE TO THE TAKATA RECALL, THE VALUE OF MY CAR HAS DIMINISHED BY APPROXIMATELY $5-6K, RESULTING IN ME BEING UPSIDE DOWN ON MY LOAN. I AM NOW STUCK DRIVING MY FAMILY IN AN UNSAFE VEHICLE THAT I CANNOT SELL WITHOUT A SIGNIFICANT LOSS.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910786
Consumer Location: BEND, OR
VIN: 4JGBF25EX9A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: MERCEDES BENZ HAS NO INFORMATION ON WHEN MY TAKATA AIRBAG WILL BE REPLACED. MEANWHILE I CANNOT SELL MY VEHICLE OR DO A TRADE-IN WITH AN OPEN RECALL ITEM. I NEED TO KNOW HOW I CAN GET MY AIRBAG REPLACED ASAP.

Components: TIRES

October 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10783003
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4JGBF86E09A****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED TIRES IN JANUARY 2015 , IN OCTOBER 2015, MY SIGNALL DISPLAYED CHECK TIRE PRESSURE. I HAD THE TIRE INSPECTED AN ROTATED AT PLACE OF PURCHASE. WITHIN WEEKS MY TIRE WAS COMPLETELY FLAT. I STOPPED AT THE NEAREST STATION AND WAS TOLD I HAD A CRACK IN THE INNER SIDE WALL. ON 10/15/2015 I RETURNED TO THE PLACE I PURCHASE THE TIRES. I EXPLAINED THAT I BELIEVED, THAT MY TIRE IS FAULTY. THE MERCHANT TOLD ME " YOU MUST HAVE HIT SOMETHING, IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME ".. I EXPLAIN TO HIM THAT I DIDN'T HIT ANYTHING, I HAD THE TIRE INSPECTED BY ANOTHER TIRE PLACE AND IT WAS STATED, THE TIRE HAS TO BE FAULTY, BECAUSE WHERE THE CRACK IS SEEN, INNER SIDE WALL. I SAID TO MERCHANT, IF I HAD RUN OVER SOMETHING IT SHOULD DAMAGE TO THE PART OF THE WHEEL THAT TOUCHES THE SURFACE.. MY WHEEL WAS PLUGGED IN THE MEAN TIME. THE SELLER OF THIS TIRES REFUSE TO REPLACE THE TIRE. HE SAID HE WOULD SELL ME A NEW TIRE FOR $389. PLUS TAX.. I HAVE A WARRANTY ON THE TIRES, IF THE TIRE CRACKED ON THE INNER SIDE WALL , WHY AREN'T THEY BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE? DO I HAVE TO HAVE A BLOWOUT ON THE HIGHWAY, WAIT FOR AN INVESTIGATION; AND THEN FIND THAT ALL COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED; IF THE MERCHANT HAD BEEN HONEST? HAD I BEEN A MALE, THIS SITUATION WOULD HAVE BEEN SETTLE WITH A HAND SHAKE!! I FIND THIS TO BE OUTRAGEOUS.. HOW MANY OTHER'S WILL THIS HAPPEN TO? HIS SUGGESTION THAT I SHOULD JUST BUY A NEW TIRE FROM HIM IS, DISHONORING THE WARRANTY , ONLY TO HAVE ANOTHER CRACK SURFACE IN 6-8 MONTHS...

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 07, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10375151
Consumer Location: SPARKS, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MERCEDES BENZ GL320CDI BLUETEC> SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DRIVING AT THE SPEED OF 40 MPH. LOST POWER STEERING AND BRAKES AND WAS NEARLY STRUCK BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. AN EARLIER VERSION THE 2008 MODEL HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE ON THREE OCCASIONS. SUBSEQUENTLY TRADED VEHICLE IN FOR A 2009 MODEL. TOLD BY DEALER PART "CRANK SHAFT POSITION SENSOR" IS THE CAUSE. PART IS BEING ORDERED FROM GERMANY AND WOULD TAKE AT LEAST A WEEK. I SUSPECT THE PART IS IN SHORT SUPPLY DUE TO FREQUENT OCCURRENCES OF THIS ISSUE. A DANGEROUS SITUATION IS LURKING WITH THIS FAULTY SENSOR. *TR

Components: TRAILER HITCHES

June 03, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10272984
Consumer Location: GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 4JGBF25E89A****

Summary of Complaint

HITCHED AN AIRSTREAM TRAILER WEIGHING 7400 LBS (PER CAT SCALE) TO NEW MERCEDES BENZ GL320 (TOW RATING 7500 LBS). WITHIN 40 MILES, WELDS ON THE FACTORY-SUPPLIED TRAILER HITCH BROKE AND THE HITCH BENT SIDEWAYS. ONE WELD STAYED IN PLACE UNTIL THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, AT WHICH POINT THE HITCH FAILURE WAS DISCOVERED. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

December 25, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10256101
Consumer Location: BEVERLY HILLS, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MERCEDES BENZ G550. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A FOG SYSTEM WIRING IN THE FRONT OF THE WINDSHIELD AND IT IS COVERED WITH A SQUIZZLE LINE. WHEN HEADLIGHTS SHINE ON THE SYSTEM, THE WINDSHIELD LOOKS LIKE A DISCO BALL MOVING IN CIRCLES. THE FOG SYSTEM AFFECTS THE LIGHTING AND GLARE OF THE HEADLIGHTS FROM ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THE VEHICLE CANNOT BE DRIVEN AT NIGHT DUE TO THE GLARE OFF THE WINDSHIELD. THE DEALER CALLED THE MANUFACTURER AND THEY STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS DESIGNED IN THAT MANNER; THEREFORE, NOTHING COULD BE DONE TO ASSIST. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200.

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