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Mercedes Benz - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Mercedes Benz models

The following chart shows the Mercedes Benz models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Mercedes Benz has sold far more C300 model cars than the CL215 model.

Table 1. Compare Mercedes Benz models

Mercedes Benz Model Number of Problems
  C300
1,691
  E350
1,112
  E320
1,016
  ML320
961
  C230
679
  ML350
645
  E500
442
  320
422
  E Class
368
  E55
359
  S Class
295
  C320
262
  GL450
261
  C350
249
  S430
236
  C Class
217
  R350
215
  GLK350
212
  SL500
199
  SLK230
176
  ML430
174
  CLA250
165
  C250
161
  C280
161
  S500
146
  CLK320
140
  500
128
  M Class
114
  240
110
  ML500
109
  E550
109
  S550
109
  C240
96
  SLK
95
  300
89
  E430
88
  S600
85
  CLK350
75
  Clk Class
69
  CLS550
63
  C220
61
  CLS500
58
  Sl Class
56
  E63
54
  Cl Class
53
  CLK430
50
  CL500
49
  SLK320
49
  280
40
  SL550
38
  SLK280
38
  430
37
  SLK350
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLS55
33
  CLK500
32
  E300
30
  R500
28
  Cl-600
27
  GL320
25
  GL550
24
  600
21
  SL600
20
  SL55
19
  CL550
19
  220
18
  Cls Class
17
  SL320
17
  S350
17
  S420
16
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
14
  GLK
13
  CL55
12
  S320
12
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  E250
10
  CLS63
10
  C55
8
  G55
8
  400
8
  190
7
  202
7
  ML
7
  SLK55
7
  208
6
  ML63
5
  CL63
5
  215
4
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
4
  CLK550
4
  170
4
  210
4
  G Class
3
  S65
3
  129
3
  SL65
2
  163
2
  C203
1
  463
1
  SL230
1
  CL215
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Number of problems reported for all models of Mercedes Benz built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 13,595 problems across all Mercedes Benz models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercedes Benz models, is 609.3. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2006 model year have the most problems reported (1,271 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercedes Benz
232
  1997 Mercedes Benz
266
  1998 Mercedes Benz
533
  1999 Mercedes Benz
755
  2000 Mercedes Benz
893
  2001 Mercedes Benz
999
  2002 Mercedes Benz
750
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,053
  2004 Mercedes Benz
839
  2005 Mercedes Benz
804
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,271
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,121
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,227
  2009 Mercedes Benz
816
  2010 Mercedes Benz
496
  2011 Mercedes Benz
314
  2012 Mercedes Benz
268
  2013 Mercedes Benz
198
  2014 Mercedes Benz
328
  2015 Mercedes Benz
161
  2016 Mercedes Benz
47
  2017 Mercedes Benz
34

Common problems of Mercedes Benz Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Mercedes Benz cars. The number one most common problem of Mercedes Benz cars is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 1,907 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (1,593 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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