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 463 model.

Table 1. Compare Mercedes Benz models

Mercedes Benz Model Number of Problems
  C300
2,470
  E350
1,143
  E320
1,067
  ML320
986
  ML350
827
  C230
768
  GLK350
475
  E500
467
  320
422
  C250
418
  C350
369
  E Class
368
  E55
363
  GL450
359
  S Class
295
  C320
267
  S430
256
  R350
250
  C Class
217
  SL500
212
  SLK230
183
  ML430
179
  E550
173
  C280
166
  S500
165
  CLA250
165
  CLK320
145
  S550
129
  500
128
  M Class
114
  ML500
114
  240
110
  C240
105
  CLK350
95
  SLK
95
  S600
90
  E430
89
  300
89
  CLS550
72
  CLS500
69
  Clk Class
69
  C220
64
  E63
57
  E300
57
  Sl Class
56
  SLK350
53
  Cl Class
53
  CL500
51
  SLK280
50
  SLK320
50
  CLK430
50
  SL550
49
  GL550
47
  280
40
  430
37
  CLK500
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLS55
34
  GL320
30
  R500
29
  Cl-600
27
  600
21
  CL550
20
  SL600
20
  SL320
19
  SL55
19
  220
18
  Cls Class
17
  S350
17
  GL
16
  S420
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
14
  GLK
13
  S320
13
  CL600
12
  CL55
12
  G500
11
  CLS63
10
  E250
10
  C55
9
  SLK55
9
  G55
8
  400
8
  208
7
  190
7
  202
7
  ML
7
  CL63
6
  CLK550
5
  ML63
5
  203
4
  170
4
  210
4
  215
4
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  G Class
3
  S65
3
  129
3
  163
2
  SL65
2
  SL230
1
  CL215
1
  C203
1
  463
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Number of problems reported for all models of Mercedes Benz built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 15,898 problems across all Mercedes Benz models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercedes Benz models, is 682.8. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,492 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercedes Benz
235
  1997 Mercedes Benz
270
  1998 Mercedes Benz
534
  1999 Mercedes Benz
767
  2000 Mercedes Benz
912
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,026
  2002 Mercedes Benz
771
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,082
  2004 Mercedes Benz
872
  2005 Mercedes Benz
885
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,335
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,230
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,492
  2009 Mercedes Benz
1,009
  2010 Mercedes Benz
877
  2011 Mercedes Benz
634
  2012 Mercedes Benz
534
  2013 Mercedes Benz
445
  2014 Mercedes Benz
438
  2015 Mercedes Benz
202
  2016 Mercedes Benz
59
  2017 Mercedes Benz
84
  2018 Mercedes Benz
11

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 air bags, with 2,533 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,075 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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