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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (23%)

Chart based on 35 repairs.
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (5%)

< $100 (91%)

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK

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Mercedes-Benz GLK in North Dakota, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

79000 mi
Rear window wiper 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK 4dr SUV

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz GLK in Alabama, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2012

18200 mi
Windshield washer fluid reservoir developed a leak. 
Nov 2013

25000 mi
windshield washer pump was replaced 
Mar 2014

27000 mi
drivers side low beam headlight burned out; no crack in lens 
Sep 2014

35000 mi
Passenger side low beam headlight burned out. 
Feb 2017

65000 mi

US $45
Replaced driver side lower beam headlight 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2010

1300 mi
Rear passenger door latch would sometimes fail to engage when door was closed. Outside handle was sticking in the open position. 
Dec 2011

9000 mi
Rear passenger door lock solenoid went bad. 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

38000 mi
right front headlight inop, replaced gratis under cpo warranty 
Mar 2014

48000 mi
left front headlight bulb replaced gratis under warranty 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2017
Nov 2013

29000 mi
Headlight (pass) not functioning 
Apr 2014

33000 mi
Driver side headlight out 
Jun 2017

88000 mi

US $1000
The steering wheel lock which unlocks when the key is initially insert into the dash. The motor for that steering wheel lock was faulty. Had to replace, and the labor to get to it was expensive 

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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK 4dr SUV

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz GLK in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2013 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

75640 mi

C $300
Replaced ripped vinyl seat cover 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Sep 2014

34000 mi
High pitch noise at high RPM gear changes 
Jul 2015

46300 mi
Buzzing rattle from exhaust around 2100 RPM, found left muffler at fault. Replaced muffler 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in Alaska, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

8300 mi
Paint on lower panel of rocker panel came off. The dealer had tried to repair it with a quick paint job, it recurred within a couple of weeks. The dealer contacted the manufacturer and they agreed to repair it again using more effective procedures. 
Mar 2014

24000 mi
The emission sensor 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2012

13000 mi
The sunroof would not open or close properly. Dealer said it was a software re-programming problem. They re-programmed the car and issue fixed. 
Aug 2012

17700 mi
I was having a knocking noise as I would go over bumps and make sharp turns. It apparently was a loose nut on the stabilizer bar. It got fixed only after they told me they could not find a problem and I insisted they look at it again. The tail gate was making a loud noise when it opened. They reprogrammed the software and the problem disappeared. 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

13000 mi
Discovered that dealer had overfilled engine with oil at 10K service. Had oil level corrected. 
Dec 2012

23000 mi
Tailgate wiper motor quit working. Dealer replaced wiper motor under warranty. 
Oct 2013

32800 mi
Window washer pump stopprd working. Dealer found that wiring to pump had frayed, and replaced part of wiring harness. 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2010 - May 2017
Dec 2011

14880 mi
Driver's side front seat - motor gearing for adjusting seat broke. Seat was usable but seat back was a bit wobbly and couldn't be fully reclineed. Entire seat back needed replacement. 
Sep 2012

20460 mi
Noticed noise from power steering, checked fluid, level was low. Reported to dealer, shop diagnosed loss of fluid and found bearing leak at power steering pump. Pump replaced under warranty 
Dec 2013

31000 mi
Failed thermostat replaced under warranty 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2014
Jul 2011

3200 mi
two problems - Faulty Satellite radio antenna / electrical connection => replaced the antenna - Rear fog light faulty electrical connection => changed the entire housing 
Dec 2012

11000 mi
Engine constantly running in rich mixture mode due to faulty temperature sensor. Car was repaired under warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Oct 2011

16120 mi
Windshield washer reservoir was leaking - replaced rubber seal around the heater module for the windshield washer fluid. 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in Utah, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016 Check engine light came on, thermostat replaced under warranty, no further issues. 
Oct 2016

31200 mi
Check engine light came on again. Radiator sensor replaced under warranty. 
Mercedes-Benz GLK in Colorado, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
Nov 2012

15900 mi
Noticed a loud "humming" noise from front of vehicle. Took it in and it was diagnosed with a failing left wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2013

23000 mi
Vents below navigation screen stopped blowing air. Part replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2014

23600 mi
Weather stripping inside front passenger door became compromised, replaced. 

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