All cars » Mercedes Benz

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 C203 model.

Table 1. Compare Mercedes Benz models

Mercedes Benz Model Number of Problems
  C300
1,543
  E350
1,094
  E320
995
  ML320
957
  C230
664
  ML350
622
  E500
435
  320
422
  E Class
368
  E55
358
  S Class
295
  C320
258
  GL450
246
  S430
232
  C350
229
  C Class
217
  R350
211
  SL500
195
  SLK230
176
  GLK350
172
  ML430
169
  CLA250
165
  C280
160
  S500
143
  CLK320
137
  C250
131
  500
128
  M Class
114
  240
110
  ML500
109
  S550
105
  SLK
95
  E550
91
  C240
90
  300
89
  E430
87
  S600
83
  CLK350
75
  Clk Class
69
  C220
61
  CLS550
60
  Sl Class
56
  CLS500
55
  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
  GL320
25
  GL550
21
  600
21
  E300
20
  SL600
20
  SL55
19
  CL550
19
  220
18
  Cls Class
17
  SL320
17
  S350
17
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
13
  GLK
13
  S420
13
  CL55
12
  S320
12
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  CLS63
10
  G55
8
  400
8
  C55
8
  E250
8
  202
7
  ML
7
  SLK55
7
  190
7
  208
6
  ML63
5
  CL63
5
  CLK55
4
  203
4
  CLK550
4
  170
4
  210
4
  215
4
  124
4
  S65
3
  129
3
  G Class
3
  163
2
  SL65
2
  463
1
  SL230
1
  CL215
1
  C203
1

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 13,168 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 590.0. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2006 model year have the most problems reported (1,250 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
532
  1999 Mercedes Benz
747
  2000 Mercedes Benz
889
  2001 Mercedes Benz
989
  2002 Mercedes Benz
746
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,039
  2004 Mercedes Benz
830
  2005 Mercedes Benz
790
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,250
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,104
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,174
  2009 Mercedes Benz
775
  2010 Mercedes Benz
442
  2011 Mercedes Benz
264
  2012 Mercedes Benz
214
  2013 Mercedes Benz
190
  2014 Mercedes Benz
318
  2015 Mercedes Benz
138
  2016 Mercedes Benz
38
  2017 Mercedes Benz
14

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 1,855 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (1,570 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



Switch Make/Model
,   ,