About Mercedes-Benz GLA250
As a model in the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, which is the least expensive and smallest SUV offered in Mercedes-Benz's lineup, Mercedes-Benz GLA250 has been built by a German multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG since 2014 as a compact luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced as a model in the GLA-Class, which sticks to Mercedes-Benz's naming convention with GL standing for SUVs and G representing Gelandewagen (German for off-road vehicle), while A indicating it is the SUV equivalent to the A-Class. Competing against the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30 and Lexus NX 200t, GLA500 slots below the models in GLK-Class and it now is still in its first generation.
Mercedes-Benz GLA250 made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show along with the GLA-Class and is offered in only one body style, 4-door crossover SUV. GLA250 went on sale in U.S. in the autumn 2004 as a 2015 model and comes in two trim levels: base GLA250 and GLA250 4Matic. Sharing platform with the A-Class and B-Class, GLA250 received a facelift and debuted at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show with redesigned grille, new front and rear bumpers, updated 18-inch alloy wheels, all LED headlamps and added Canyon Beige color option. Now, Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is powered by a 2.0 L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 209 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and this engine sends power through 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels.
Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Being one of the most affordable Mercedes-Benz models on the market, Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is also well-equipped. Thus, it has been a favorite for many SUV enthusiasts. But considering your GLA250 has to work under all kinds of harsh road conditions, you had better be prepared for these common problems on it in advance:
First, based on the professional car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, died while driving is the worst reported problem with the Mercedes-Benz GLA250 by real drivers. Some told that this system appears even when the vehicle only reaches at about 9,000 miles. If you have some knowledge about how automobile works, you may know that the engine is the culprit. Given the important role of engine in driving, these recognizable and simple symptoms of engine failure provided by experienced GLA250 drivers will be helpful for you in diagnosing and solving it as early as possible. Normally, it often starts with strange sounds such as whining, squealing, or rattling from the engine; if get ignored, it would evolve in engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling, hard starting and even inability to start; finally, before the vehicle breaks down completely, it will lose power when acceleration and decrease in fuel efficiency. The lit Check Engine Light could be the final sign for you to inspect the GLA250 spark plug, oil filter, air filter, engine control module, engine mount, fuel pump and valve cover gasket thoroughly and immediately.
Second, another issue that troubles Mercedes-Benz GLA250 drivers a lot would be the transmission failure, which appears when the vehicle has a mileage of 15,000 miles. Most GLA250 drivers have no idea about this issue and feel at a loss when encountering it while driving. In fact, this issue also has some typical symptoms such as clunking or grinding noises from beneath the vehicle, although which is often misunderstood as the friction between rocks and tires; transmission fluids leaking on the ground; indicator not matching the gear; vehicle starting in another gear or not going into gear at all; transmission slippage and surging; and difficulty in shifting gear. Most serious situation would be drivability problem; therefore, you are supposed to keep the GLA250 transmission assembly, shift cable, automatic transmission shifter, automatic transmission filter, clutch fork, and clutch disc in good condition all the time.
To enjoy only pleasure brought by your Mercedes-Benz GLA250, you need to make sure every part on it function properly. Thus, please maintain the GLA250 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter as they play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment and they are forced to work under harsh conditions.
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