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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
1,378
  E350
1,024
  E320
979
  ML320
950
  C230
643
  ML350
593
  E500
424
  320
422
  E Class
368
  E55
358
  S Class
295
  C320
255
  GL450
235
  S430
224
  C Class
217
  C350
213
  R350
206
  SL500
185
  SLK230
175
  ML430
165
  CLA250
164
  C280
157
  S500
139
  GLK350
138
  CLK320
136
  500
128
  M Class
114
  240
110
  ML500
106
  S550
100
  C250
99
  SLK
95
  300
89
  C240
89
  E430
87
  E550
83
  S600
83
  CLK350
72
  Clk Class
69
  C220
58
  Sl Class
56
  CLS550
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
  220
18
  CL550
17
  Cls Class
17
  SL320
17
  S350
17
  GL
16
  GL550
15
  R Class
15
  E300
14
  S420
13
  ML55
13
  GLK
13
  CL55
12
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  CLS63
10
  S320
10
  G55
8
  400
8
  C55
7
  E250
7
  202
7
  ML
7
  SLK55
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 12,662 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 567.5. Mercedes Benz's 2006 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,216 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
744
  2000 Mercedes Benz
884
  2001 Mercedes Benz
983
  2002 Mercedes Benz
736
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,024
  2004 Mercedes Benz
808
  2005 Mercedes Benz
779
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,216
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,073
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,117
  2009 Mercedes Benz
727
  2010 Mercedes Benz
388
  2011 Mercedes Benz
218
  2012 Mercedes Benz
148
  2013 Mercedes Benz
161
  2014 Mercedes Benz
303
  2015 Mercedes Benz
119
  2016 Mercedes Benz
26
  2017 Mercedes Benz
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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 1,791 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (1,531 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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