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
2,416
  E350
1,142
  E320
1,060
  ML320
985
  ML350
811
  C230
764
  E500
466
  GLK350
452
  320
422
  C250
405
  E Class
368
  E55
362
  C350
358
  GL450
348
  S Class
295
  C320
266
  S430
250
  R350
248
  C Class
217
  SL500
207
  SLK230
182
  ML430
179
  E550
167
  CLA250
165
  C280
165
  S500
163
  CLK320
144
  500
128
  S550
126
  M Class
114
  ML500
113
  240
110
  C240
104
  SLK
95
  CLK350
93
  E430
89
  S600
89
  300
89
  CLS550
71
  Clk Class
69
  CLS500
68
  C220
63
  E63
56
  Sl Class
56
  E300
54
  SLK350
53
  Cl Class
53
  CL500
51
  SLK320
50
  CLK430
50
  SLK280
50
  SL550
48
  GL550
47
  280
40
  430
37
  CLK500
37
  420
36
  230
36
  CLS55
34
  GL320
30
  R500
29
  Cl-600
27
  600
21
  CL550
20
  SL600
20
  SL320
19
  SL55
19
  220
18
  Cls Class
17
  S350
17
  S420
16
  GL
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
14
  GLK
13
  S320
13
  CL55
12
  CL600
12
  G500
11
  E250
10
  CLS63
10
  C55
9
  SLK55
9
  G55
8
  400
8
  190
7
  202
7
  ML
7
  208
6
  CL63
5
  CLK550
5
  ML63
5
  210
4
  215
4
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
4
  170
4
  G Class
3
  S65
3
  129
3
  SL65
2
  163
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 2018.

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 15,712 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 674.7. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,469 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercedes Benz
234
  1997 Mercedes Benz
270
  1998 Mercedes Benz
534
  1999 Mercedes Benz
767
  2000 Mercedes Benz
906
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,023
  2002 Mercedes Benz
769
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,079
  2004 Mercedes Benz
861
  2005 Mercedes Benz
878
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,327
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,223
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,469
  2009 Mercedes Benz
998
  2010 Mercedes Benz
846
  2011 Mercedes Benz
611
  2012 Mercedes Benz
518
  2013 Mercedes Benz
426
  2014 Mercedes Benz
431
  2015 Mercedes Benz
200
  2016 Mercedes Benz
57
  2017 Mercedes Benz
80
  2018 Mercedes Benz
11

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 air bags, with 2,450 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,060 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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