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post #1 of 3 Old 08-17-2019, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings all. I’ve been looking at sporty awd cars for a while. Finally found a 2015 GLA45 AMG, 45k miles with some cool options. Ordered thru CARVANA to be delivered Wednesday.
Looking for tips from some of you old timers about mtce and general things to watch for. Looking forward to interacting with you all and excited to start driving!
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-18-2019, 01:23 AM
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Welcome to the GLA forum and congratulations on your recent acquisition. Here’s a thread with some handy information for new members that’s worth a look:

Making an assumption you are in the US. 2015 was the first US production year, so there were a couple hiccups that developed in those models as the GLAs got some mileage on them. One was software controlling the transmission, plus there was a recall for grounding of the steering wheel airbag. Most likely yours has been remedied, but it’s worth a visit to a MB dealer service to check compliance plus plug in for any software or firmware updates. BTW, you might wish to check one of the free online VIN decoders to see how your GLA was originally equipped and build date.

Other common issues that come up are the Eco Start/Stop being very temperamental, and accessing Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. GLAs were generally not capable for those until production on or after Dec 1, 2015, but you will find quite a bit of discussion on workarounds that were successful...and otherwise. You can access our ever-growing community body of knowledge by our Search function. The Search box is on the upper right of most browsers.

For future discussion in our international forum with a variety of GLA derivatives among our owners, it will be a handy reference to others if you add location, GLA model and year to your member profile, which will then display each time you post under your name. You can add that from the User CP link, also on the upper right of most browsers.

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2016 GLA250 FWD
Cirrus White, Brown Leather Upholstery, Burl Walnut Trim
Interior, Premium, Driver Assistance, Sport Packages
Rearview Camera, Power Passenger Seat With Memory
Bi-Xenon Headlights, LED Taillights
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Check out these post for some tips.

2019 GLA250 Black/Black replaced 2016 GLA250 Black/Black
Second car 2007 SLK350 Black/Black
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