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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
1,601
  E350
1,112
  E320
1,005
  ML320
958
  C230
672
  ML350
631
  E500
440
  320
422
  E Class
368
  E55
358
  S Class
295
  C320
259
  GL450
251
  C350
239
  S430
234
  C Class
217
  R350
213
  SL500
196
  GLK350
193
  SLK230
176
  ML430
171
  CLA250
165
  C280
160
  C250
146
  S500
143
  CLK320
140
  500
128
  M Class
114
  240
110
  ML500
109
  S550
107
  E550
104
  SLK
95
  C240
95
  300
89
  E430
87
  S600
85
  CLK350
75
  Clk Class
69
  C220
61
  CLS550
61
  CLS500
57
  Sl Class
56
  E63
54
  Cl Class
53
  CLK430
50
  SLK320
49
  CL500
49
  280
40
  SLK280
38
  SL550
37
  430
37
  SLK350
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLS55
33
  CLK500
32
  R500
28
  Cl-600
27
  E300
26
  GL320
25
  GL550
23
  600
21
  SL600
20
  SL55
19
  CL550
19
  220
18
  Cls Class
17
  SL320
17
  S350
17
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
14
  S420
13
  GLK
13
  CL55
12
  S320
12
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  CLS63
10
  C55
8
  E250
8
  G55
8
  400
8
  202
7
  ML
7
  SLK55
7
  190
7
  208
6
  ML63
5
  CL63
5
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
4
  CLK550
4
  170
4
  210
4
  215
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 13,373 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 599.3. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2006 model year have the most problems reported (1,266 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
749
  2000 Mercedes Benz
890
  2001 Mercedes Benz
995
  2002 Mercedes Benz
749
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,048
  2004 Mercedes Benz
831
  2005 Mercedes Benz
796
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,266
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,114
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,202
  2009 Mercedes Benz
787
  2010 Mercedes Benz
463
  2011 Mercedes Benz
292
  2012 Mercedes Benz
241
  2013 Mercedes Benz
190
  2014 Mercedes Benz
324
  2015 Mercedes Benz
150
  2016 Mercedes Benz
42
  2017 Mercedes Benz
25

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 1,876 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (1,585 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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