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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 CL215.

Table 1. Compare Mercedes Benz models

Mercedes Benz Model Number of Problems
  C300
1,455
  E350
1,065
  E320
992
  ML320
953
  C230
654
  ML350
606
  E500
432
  320
422
  E Class
368
  E55
358
  S Class
295
  C320
255
  GL450
240
  S430
230
  C350
218
  C Class
217
  R350
209
  SL500
192
  SLK230
176
  ML430
167
  CLA250
165
  GLK350
161
  C280
158
  S500
143
  CLK320
137
  500
128
  C250
115
  M Class
114
  240
110
  ML500
109
  S550
103
  SLK
95
  C240
90
  300
89
  E550
87
  E430
87
  S600
83
  CLK350
74
  Clk Class
69
  C220
61
  CLS550
57
  Sl Class
56
  CLS500
54
  E63
54
  Cl Class
53
  CLK430
50
  CL500
48
  SLK320
46
  280
40
  SLK280
38
  430
37
  SLK350
37
  230
36
  SL550
36
  420
36
  CLS55
33
  CLK500
32
  Cl-600
27
  R500
25
  GL320
25
  600
21
  SL600
20
  SL55
19
  E300
19
  GL550
19
  220
18
  CL550
18
  Cls Class
17
  SL320
17
  S350
17
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  S420
13
  ML55
13
  GLK
13
  CL55
12
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  S320
10
  CLS63
10
  C55
8
  E250
8
  G55
8
  400
8
  202
7
  SLK55
7
  ML
7
  190
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
  163
2
  SL65
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 12,932 problems for all Mercedes Benz models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Mercedes Benz models is 579.5. Mercedes Benz's 2006 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,239 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercedes Benz
230
  1997 Mercedes Benz
266
  1998 Mercedes Benz
531
  1999 Mercedes Benz
745
  2000 Mercedes Benz
888
  2001 Mercedes Benz
983
  2002 Mercedes Benz
744
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,036
  2004 Mercedes Benz
826
  2005 Mercedes Benz
782
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,239
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,091
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,143
  2009 Mercedes Benz
755
  2010 Mercedes Benz
412
  2011 Mercedes Benz
232
  2012 Mercedes Benz
187
  2013 Mercedes Benz
171
  2014 Mercedes Benz
315
  2015 Mercedes Benz
131
  2016 Mercedes Benz
31
  2017 Mercedes Benz
10

Common problems of Mercedes Benz Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Mercedes Benz cars. The number one most common problem of Mercedes Benz is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 1,821 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (1,555 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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