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
2,346
  E350
1,139
  E320
1,046
  ML320
982
  ML350
789
  C230
763
  E500
462
  320
422
  GLK350
413
  C250
380
  E Class
368
  E55
362
  C350
351
  GL450
338
  S Class
295
  C320
266
  S430
245
  R350
244
  C Class
217
  SL500
207
  ML430
179
  SLK230
179
  CLA250
165
  C280
164
  S500
162
  E550
154
  CLK320
144
  500
128
  S550
121
  M Class
114
  ML500
112
  240
110
  C240
102
  SLK
95
  S600
89
  300
89
  CLK350
89
  E430
88
  Clk Class
69
  CLS550
67
  CLS500
65
  C220
62
  Sl Class
56
  E63
55
  SLK350
53
  Cl Class
53
  E300
51
  CLK430
50
  SLK280
50
  SLK320
50
  CL500
49
  SL550
48
  GL550
42
  280
40
  430
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLK500
35
  CLS55
34
  GL320
30
  R500
29
  Cl-600
27
  600
21
  CL550
20
  SL600
20
  SL55
19
  SL320
19
  220
18
  S350
17
  Cls Class
17
  S420
16
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
14
  GLK
13
  S320
13
  CL55
12
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  E250
10
  CLS63
10
  C55
9
  SLK55
9
  G55
8
  400
8
  190
7
  202
7
  ML
7
  208
6
  CLK550
5
  ML63
5
  CL63
5
  215
4
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
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 2018.

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 15,452 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 663.4. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,435 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercedes Benz
233
  1997 Mercedes Benz
270
  1998 Mercedes Benz
533
  1999 Mercedes Benz
766
  2000 Mercedes Benz
904
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,017
  2002 Mercedes Benz
762
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,073
  2004 Mercedes Benz
860
  2005 Mercedes Benz
866
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,317
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,216
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,435
  2009 Mercedes Benz
983
  2010 Mercedes Benz
798
  2011 Mercedes Benz
583
  2012 Mercedes Benz
486
  2013 Mercedes Benz
400
  2014 Mercedes Benz
424
  2015 Mercedes Benz
190
  2016 Mercedes Benz
57
  2017 Mercedes Benz
77
  2018 Mercedes Benz
8

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 2,335 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,036 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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