Originally Posted by jksw
We have a new 2016 GLE - less than 1500 miles on it. It has been to the shop twice already for electrical issues. First, command, ac, and all systems would shut down, then reboot and come back up- sometimes 3 or 4 times within a 5 mile ride. Warranty covered work to replace many sensors and to rewire a great many of the systems. Two weeks later, tire pressure systems disappeared and kept getting message "tire pressure sensors unavailable" or tire pressure sensors inoperable. Took it back to dealer who installed new tire pressure sensors. It is now two weeks after THAT trip, and now getting "no phone available" or getting a constant staccato sound when using phone with bluetooth enabled, so no hands free will work at all - so back to the dealer it will go. Each time, it is two or three days with a loaner and assurances they have checked everything out. Needless to say, extremely frustrated!! Anyone else having these problems???
indeed electrical problems are common. I was looking for information about this. I live in Poland and am the happy owner of a Hybrid. In Europe it is called 500e. in the us 550e. I want to share and get comment with other owners of the Hybrid (or non hybrid version) who encountered the same problems.
In my case it looks like this.
With full or partly full or empty batteries from time to time, but with regular intervals, sometimes 2 times per day, I get a red message saying the battery does not load. Strange if it is full showing 26km radius. However I do not know if it is the high voltage battery or the normal 12 volt battery. It was in the garage 2 times already and it keeps coming back. It drives normal and nothing happens. As you mentioned in your case after leaving and closing the car we get a reboot or reset of the computer and everything is normal again. However driving with the red message with not loading we get later on more problems (during driving to the dealer): Command control shuts down. So we have no Radio, Phone, GPS, etc. At the end the motor STOPS during driving!!! Imagine: no power steering in a 2500 kg car. I was luckily to get safe off the road. All control lights go on etc. And after a few minutes we got back in the car and everything worked normal.
In my opinion it is not normal. Some other GLE and ML owners had the same. So I am sure it is not only the Hybrid version having this problem.
I want to confront Mercedes about this. I drove 18.000 km (11.000 miles) and have been in the garage several times without any success.
Please commend and share your experiences.