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 ModelNumber of Problems
  C300
2,894
  E350
1,191
  E320
1,093
  ML320
998
  ML350
895
  C230
793
  GLK350
729
  C250
606
  E500
475
  320
422
  C350
408
  GL450
406
  E55
370
  E Class
368
  S Class
295
  C320
272
  R350
264
  S430
263
  SL500
233
  C Class
217
  E550
213
  SLK230
187
  ML430
179
  C280
173
  S500
170
  CLA250
165
  CLK320
145
  S550
144
  500
128
  ML500
116
  M Class
114
  240
110
  C240
106
  CLK350
102
  SLK
95
  E430
91
  S600
90
  300
89
  CLS550
77
  CLS500
76
  E300
74
  Clk Class
69
  C220
64
  E63
59
  Sl Class
56
  CL500
56
  SLK350
54
  Cl Class
53
  SL550
53
  GL550
52
  SLK280
51
  CLK430
50
  SLK320
50
  280
40
  Metris
39
  430
37
  CLK500
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLS55
34
  GL320
32
  R500
30
  CL-600
27
  CL550
22
  SL320
22
  600
21
  S420
20
  SL55
20
  SL600
20
  220
18
  S350
18
  Cls Class
17
  GL
16
  ML55
15
  R Class
15
  S320
14
  GLK
13
  CL55
13
  CL600
12
  G500
11
  CLS63
10
  E250
10
  SLK55
9
  C55
9
  G55
8
  400
8
  ML
7
  208
7
  190
7
  202
7
  ML63
6
  CL63
6
  CLK550
5
  CLK55
4
  203
4
  170
4
  210
4
  215
4
  124
4
  129
3
  S65
3
  G Class
3
  163
2
  SL65
2
  463
1
  CL215
1
  SL230
1
  C203
1

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Mercedes Benz built between 2019 and 1996

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 17,278 problems across all Mercedes Benz models built from 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercedes Benz models, is 711.5. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,537 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2019 Mercedes Benz
9
  2018 Mercedes Benz
35
  2017 Mercedes Benz
113
  2016 Mercedes Benz
105
  2015 Mercedes Benz
300
  2014 Mercedes Benz
567
  2013 Mercedes Benz
674
  2012 Mercedes Benz
727
  2011 Mercedes Benz
810
  2010 Mercedes Benz
1,045
  2009 Mercedes Benz
1,050
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,537
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,271
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,372
  2005 Mercedes Benz
907
  2004 Mercedes Benz
896
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,102
  2002 Mercedes Benz
778
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,043
  2000 Mercedes Benz
919
  1999 Mercedes Benz
772
  1998 Mercedes Benz
535
  1997 Mercedes Benz
271
  1996 Mercedes Benz
239

🔎 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 3,281 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,155 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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