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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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Modern Mercedes-Benz models have a name that is a letter, designating the "Class" or chassis/body style, followed by a number, designating the engine.  Specific models of the GL chassis are collectively referred to as the GL-Class. Specific models include: GL63 AMG, GL450, GL500, and GL550.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mercedes-Benz GL-Class page on 14 February 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a full-size luxury SUV produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2006. It is a three-row, seven-passenger vehicle positioned above the GLE-Class, and is the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz SUV line.

The GLS shares the same unibody architecture with the GLE-Class. Most GLS-Class vehicles are assembled at the Mercedes plant in Alabama, except for a small number of early 2007 production vehicles which were manufactured in Germany. The first generation model (X164) was manufactured between 2006 and 2012 and was replaced in 2012 by the new generation GL-Class (X166).

From 2016 with the release of the facelifted second generation model, the GL-Class was renamed to GLS-Class as per the revised nomenclature adopted by Mercedes. Under this scheme, SUVs use the base name "GL", followed by the model's placement in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy. The "G" is for geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle) and alludes the long-running G-Class. This is followed by the letter "L" that acts as a linkage with the letter "S", the SUV equivalent to the S-Class.


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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
6 August 20122013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
14 November 2016Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Federal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)
18 January 2017Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
30 September 2011NHTSA Recall 11V496000
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Fuel System, Diesel
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
30 September 2011Part 573 Defect Information Report
From: Frank J. Diertl & R. Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 522KB - 3 pages
5 October 2011Recall Update - Replace Diesel Fuel Filter, Models 164, 164.8, 212, 251 Model Year 2011 and Model 221 Model Year 2012
From: Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principals
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 42KB - 1 page
14 October 2011Diesel Fuel Filter
From: Ric Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Frank J. Diertl, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 46KB - 3 pages
18 October 2011Recall Update - Replace Diesel Fuel Filter, Models 164, 164.8, 212, 251 Model Year 2011 and Model 221 Model Year 2012
From: Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principals
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 129KB - 1 page
15 November 2011Part 573 Defect Information Report Update
From: Frank J. Diertl & R. Thomas Brunner, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 37KB - 2 pages
23 November 201149 CFR Part 573; Recall of Mercedes-Benz Diesel Fuel Filter
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: R-Thomas Brunner & Stephen Kraitz, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

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- 2.2MB - 14 pages
5 January 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 43KB - 2 pages
10 April 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 42KB - 2 pages
3 July 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 71KB - 2 pages
3 October 2012Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 38KB - 2 pages
7 January 2013Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 43KB - 2 pages
2 April 2013Motor Vehicle Safety Defect Report
Quarterly Report Defect Notification Campaigns
NHTSA Recall 11V496000

PDF
- 46KB - 2 pages


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