Mercedes-Benz G Class Common Problems and Solutions
Prop shaft failure
If you are noticing a heavy shuddering or shaking when driving, this is an indication of the prop shaft failing. This shaking is rather distinctive and the entire vehicle will be shaking around.
You will need to replace the prop shaft to sort this problem.
There are two main areas of the G-Class that are most susceptible to corrosion: The tailgate and rear lights are particularly known for rusting.
You will need to rub down the affected area, treat it and then touch up with appropriate paint. If the rust is too bad to be rubbed down, you will need to cut this area out, which is probably best done by a body shop expert.
Are you hearing a cracking noise coming from the sunroof? The cable that helps open and close the sunroof goes through a hose which can dismount from the motor frame, causing the noise.
You will need a hose clamp to re-attach the hose to the motor frame and also apply some grease to the inside of the hose. This will stop the clicking noise.
As this vehicle is both an on road and off road vehicle, there are known issues with the suspension springs breaking. If you are hearing a loud thumping noise when you are driving over speed bumps, rough surfaces or something like this, it is caused by faulty suspension springs.
You will need to fit a replacement suspension spring to fix the problem. We can help you find a replacement spring at a very low price.