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06-21-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By blazing928

Rear Hatch info help

Hi

would someone please confirm the operation of the rear hatch graphic display in the dash please. I cant find any details in the manual and the dealer doesn't really know whats meant to show....
06-12-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By blazing928

rear hatch info in display

hi
need some checking regarding the re hatch display info graphic and what gongs it makes when you drive off.

in the car that keeps on giving... I managed to drive off with the hatch open and...
06-04-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,798
Posted By blazing928

Active curve is very good in the twisty roads. I...

Active curve is very good in the twisty roads. I flick it over from comfort setting in sharper bends out in the country. Family don't notice the ride difference but its way more comfy for them due to...
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06-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,091
Posted By blazing928

active lane assist OFF. on a country road where...

active lane assist OFF. on a country road where you can straighten out a corner it is so dangerous the way it slams on a brake. Even on the freeway if you want to ease away from a wide truck it does...
06-04-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By blazing928

grabby/juddering distance pilot distronic and not stopping

hi

ok our car is a **** heap, but asking if any one else has had my issues?

three issues.

1/ Distronic braking at slow speeds/crawling in traffic; the car judders as the brakes grab like the...
06-04-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

Car comes back. Some things fixed, some ignored....

Car comes back. Some things fixed, some ignored. Hey its MB service Australia style!

Active cruise is positively dangerous as sometimes it doesn't recognise the car in front and doesn't slow down....
06-04-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By blazing928

So car comes back and now the head rest retracts...

So car comes back and now the head rest retracts fast, however at my seat setting the head rest still hits the webbing slightly. MB reckon thats normal....
05-29-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By blazing928

Interesting thought, but unlikely. New order,...

Interesting thought, but unlikely. New order, RHD, quite specific colour and spec, eg; low range. We just have a lemon ��
Headrest fixed again, drivers seat still doesn't go forward fast enough, or...
05-28-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By blazing928

You get used to it...just one click to the left,...

You get used to it...just one click to the left, or set up "I" individual, so you just flick it to the left. I actually don't like the engine mode in sport as it holds gears too long and cuts out the...
05-28-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By blazing928

2nd row seat folding hits drivers seat. Is this normal?

Hi

in my other thread about the worse GLS ever made you can , if you've got nothing to do, read about this car. Australian delivered Oct 2016 GLS350d...
05-28-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

well dang after 5 weeks and 3 days I actually saw...

well dang after 5 weeks and 3 days I actually saw the car today. I was a bit shocked at the size again, as we've had a GLA loan car....not recommended! Car was in drive for less than 3 minutes until...
05-18-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

[Australian car] oh well, GLS still at...

[Australian car]

oh well, GLS still at dealer after 4 weeks for 2nd service.....

this is what it went in for at 35.000km, 17 months ownership

transmission fault has showed again once.
...
08-29-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,798
Posted By blazing928

we have ACS on our GLS350. I comfort mode the car...

we have ACS on our GLS350. I comfort mode the car rolls very little while still absorbing bumps. Its quite different to sport, where the cars ride is flatter again, but more affected by small and big...
05-17-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By blazing928

Hi, gear box fixed after 6 weeks, new valve body...

Hi, gear box fixed after 6 weeks, new valve body & other bits.
cant be bothered any more chasing a fixed car, will just put up with the current faults and wait for service in October.

asI 've...
05-05-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By blazing928

Hi ABL dealer is irrelevant, they are...

Hi ABL

dealer is irrelevant, they are marginal at best, but try hard. Loan cars are delivered when car is picked up, so I don't have to drive anywhere!

I have low range on GLS, great for...
04-13-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,752
Posted By blazing928

Water works pretty well to clean off.....

Water works pretty well to clean off.....
04-11-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,752
Posted By blazing928

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_6436_a9345581b85c0dc5bde116cb94faef393a5c89f8.jpg

Australian bugs
...
04-11-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By blazing928

ILS is standard on Australian cars, they are...

ILS is standard on Australian cars, they are often more highly specked here..
Excellent lights and a great party at night, keeps you interested in long drives.
Don't like that they go back to...
04-11-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By blazing928

Hi, I'm the Aussie with the GLS350 that is...

Hi, I'm the Aussie with the GLS350 that is arguably the worst ever made!

At nearly $160k one would hope to expect something better... MBA are complete aholes.

My dealer has offered some extra...
04-11-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

The outcome; Mercedes Benz Australia refuses to...

The outcome; Mercedes Benz Australia refuses to refund. My dealer will do so or order a new car, but asks to try & fix.

6 weeks later the car is returned after finally getting it to fault at the...
02-06-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

Well another week & another fault! What a joke...

Well another week & another fault! What a joke this car has become.

One week back and the gearbox fault message returns.
the hatch button barely works again
still cant fix the seat trim
rear...
01-30-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

well an update... car comes back from dealer...

well an update...

car comes back from dealer after they had it while I'm on holidays.

had a tow bar [hitch] fitted.

Open door after it was delivered back to see the electric brake...
12-29-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,311
Posted By blazing928

Have a mate here in OZ who used to work in the...

Have a mate here in OZ who used to work in the petrol business told me they called standard "slops", it was all of the old crap in the lines, whatever they could use to make petrol. . Premium was...
12-26-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

Gone back while we're on holidays, should be able...

Gone back while we're on holidays, should be able to fix something in a month.....
List of jobs to do, but I can't see them fixing the transmission.
Last time it was a guess by Mercedes factory....
12-26-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By blazing928

6700km, delivered Oct 5, gone back to dealer for...

6700km, delivered Oct 5, gone back to dealer for THIRD time while we're on Xmas holidays
(actually in LA as I write this!)
12-25-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,620
Posted By blazing928

while in Oz, we don't need winter tyres in the...

while in Oz, we don't need winter tyres in the city, some ski resorts, require winter tyres only for village parking.

Summer tyres loose about 30-40% traction under 7 degrees Celsius compared to a...
12-25-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By blazing928

usually smooth as ; however I find it sometimes...

usually smooth as ; however I find it sometimes quite clunky at low speeds, around 30kph when backing off, it feels like it rolls & changes up, or locks the torque converter, with a big clunk.

as...
12-01-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By blazing928

Ha, yes thats another faut I've had in ours. see...

Ha, yes thats another faut I've had in ours. see 'th emost faults in a GLS' thread.

The 2/3 bench needs to be 'slammed' back or pushed hard on the inside edge to lock it & release the lock outs....
11-10-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

another day another fault! this time the...

another day another fault!

this time the right airbag warning, 1023km, just 100km after the one above!


Update on the rear seat; I worked out that if it is slammed back then the switch that...
11-06-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

well the saga has continued at great pace. ...

well the saga has continued at great pace.

car came back a few days later with a faulty brake switch as the cause of the failures. The switch was sticking on.

Lights were most likely my fault...
10-11-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,788
Posted By blazing928

interesting. I just fitted the Thule aeroblade...

interesting. I just fitted the Thule aeroblade bars [ shaped like a wing], same shape as we have on the Cayenne to the GLS. I was surprised, as it was noisier than the Cayenne! They are dead silent...
10-10-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,752
Posted By blazing928

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-img_6096_3__e64fcf802d42a70af62d52a3104cb02c629ee7b2.jpg

going back to be fixed after 3 days
10-10-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,036
Posted By blazing928

Whos got the most faults in a new car?

brand new GLS350d, 40km on the clock & away we go....

part of letter to dealer [Australian car]

Fault messages displayed in instrument cluster;

1/ Active brake assist functions limited
2/...
05-05-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,109
Posted By blazing928

you're lucky petrol is cheap! our Cayenne...

you're lucky petrol is cheap!
our Cayenne diesel gets US 21mpg average around town, but US33mpg on the open road, with a best of 39mpg [6lt/100km , UK47mpg]coming home from skiing, 5 in the car with...
05-05-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,287
Posted By blazing928

so changed order this morning to Selenite grey...

so changed order this morning to Selenite grey [with night pack & AMG line exterior] from Tenorite.
yes we think Tenorite was the best, but apparently its not a big seller.

This also meant...
05-05-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By blazing928

the newer elliptical shaped bars are much quieter...

the newer elliptical shaped bars are much quieter than the older oval shape.
the rubber piece in the track is essential for quietness. This is not disturbed with a roof box, but if you fit bike...
05-05-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,287
Posted By blazing928

new colours, dropped Tenorite Grey

**Australia**
ordered a GLS 350 in Feb, just got told that Tenorite Grey is now discontinued & that a delay is also from a lack of "off road" packages

As we say here "not happy Jan" !!

I...
05-05-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By blazing928

get a roof box from Thule or another brand. It...

get a roof box from Thule or another brand. It uses cross bars that the roof box attaches to.
Once you have one you will use it often.
Seriously, you have just brought a GLS, a few hundred on a...
05-29-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 42,241
Posted By blazing928

FWIW this is what a dealer told me in early May;...

FWIW this is what a dealer told me in early May; [Australia]

the dealer said a new model 'GLS' will be in the showrooms 3rd quarter [September].She said full details will be known about 6-8 weeks...
05-11-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 36,009
Posted By blazing928

I've been following with interest this thread....

I've been following with interest this thread. Here in Australia, we have some limited editions on sale since Feb, as run outs - more extras included. It means existing demos & used are way...
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