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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
2,060
  E350
1,112
  E320
1,025
  ML320
968
  C230
742
  ML350
723
  E500
446
  320
422
  E Class
368
  E55
359
  GLK350
340
  GL450
310
  C350
309
  S Class
295
  C320
263
  C250
249
  S430
237
  R350
228
  C Class
217
  SL500
203
  ML430
179
  SLK230
176
  CLA250
165
  C280
163
  S500
158
  CLK320
142
  E550
134
  500
128
  M Class
114
  240
110
  S550
110
  ML500
109
  C240
99
  SLK
95
  300
89
  E430
88
  S600
85
  CLK350
81
  Clk Class
69
  CLS550
65
  CLS500
63
  C220
61
  Sl Class
56
  E63
55
  Cl Class
53
  SLK320
50
  CLK430
50
  CL500
49
  SLK350
48
  SLK280
45
  SL550
40
  280
40
  GL550
37
  430
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLS55
34
  CLK500
33
  E300
33
  R500
29
  Cl-600
27
  GL320
27
  600
21
  SL600
20
  SL55
19
  CL550
19
  220
18
  SL320
18
  Cls Class
17
  S350
17
  S420
16
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
14
  GLK
13
  S320
13
  CL55
12
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  E250
10
  CLS63
10
  SLK55
9
  C55
8
  G55
8
  400
8
  202
7
  ML
7
  190
7
  208
6
  CLK550
5
  ML63
5
  CL63
5
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
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
1

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 14,580 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 625.6. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,340 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
267
  1998 Mercedes Benz
533
  1999 Mercedes Benz
764
  2000 Mercedes Benz
896
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,007
  2002 Mercedes Benz
756
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,062
  2004 Mercedes Benz
844
  2005 Mercedes Benz
831
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,300
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,175
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,340
  2009 Mercedes Benz
929
  2010 Mercedes Benz
678
  2011 Mercedes Benz
488
  2012 Mercedes Benz
414
  2013 Mercedes Benz
248
  2014 Mercedes Benz
357
  2015 Mercedes Benz
165
  2016 Mercedes Benz
51
  2017 Mercedes Benz
50
  2018 Mercedes Benz
1

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 1,948 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,904 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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