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 SL230 model.

Table 1. Compare Mercedes Benz models

Mercedes Benz ModelNumber of Problems
  C300
2,939
  E350
1,197
  E320
1,099
  ML320
1,006
  ML350
901
  C230
796
  GLK350
745
  C250
619
  E500
481
  320
422
  GL450
412
  C350
410
  E55
370
  E Class
368
  S Class
295
  C320
272
  R350
267
  S430
264
  SL500
233
  C Class
217
  E550
215
  SLK230
187
  ML430
179
  C280
174
  S500
170
  CLA250
165
  S550
151
  CLK320
145
  500
128
  ML500
116
  M Class
114
  240
110
  C240
106
  CLK350
102
  SLK
95
  E430
91
  S600
90
  300
89
  E300
79
  CLS550
78
  CLS500
76
  Clk Class
69
  C220
64
  E63
59
  CL500
56
  Sl Class
56
  SLK350
54
  Cl Class
53
  SL550
53
  GL550
52
  SLK280
51
  SLK320
50
  CLK430
50
  280
40
  Metris
39
  430
37
  CLK500
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLS55
34
  GL320
32
  R500
30
  CL-600
27
  SL320
22
  CL550
22
  600
21
  SL600
20
  S420
20
  SL55
20
  S350
18
  220
18
  Cls Class
17
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
15
  S320
14
  CL55
13
  GLK
13
  CL600
12
  G500
11
  E250
10
  CLS63
10
  C55
9
  SLK55
9
  G55
8
  400
8
  190
7
  202
7
  ML
7
  208
7
  ML63
6
  CL63
6
  CLK550
5
  215
4
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
4
  170
4
  210
4
  G Class
3
  129
3
  S65
3
  SL65
2
  163
2
  C203
1
  463
1
  CL215
1
  SL230
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📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Mercedes Benz built between 2019 and 1996

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 17,415 problems across all Mercedes Benz models built from 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercedes Benz models, is 717.2. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,547 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2019 Mercedes Benz
16
  2018 Mercedes Benz
36
  2017 Mercedes Benz
115
  2016 Mercedes Benz
111
  2015 Mercedes Benz
323
  2014 Mercedes Benz
580
  2013 Mercedes Benz
694
  2012 Mercedes Benz
738
  2011 Mercedes Benz
816
  2010 Mercedes Benz
1,050
  2009 Mercedes Benz
1,056
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,547
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,273
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,382
  2005 Mercedes Benz
910
  2004 Mercedes Benz
899
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,103
  2002 Mercedes Benz
781
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,044
  2000 Mercedes Benz
922
  1999 Mercedes Benz
772
  1998 Mercedes Benz
535
  1997 Mercedes Benz
271
  1996 Mercedes Benz
239

🔎 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 3,328 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,164 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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