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
2,187
  E350
1,120
  E320
1,037
  ML320
974
  C230
754
  ML350
742
  E500
450
  320
422
  GLK350
372
  E Class
368
  E55
361
  C350
326
  GL450
323
  C250
305
  S Class
295
  C320
264
  S430
241
  R350
240
  C Class
217
  SL500
206
  ML430
179
  SLK230
179
  CLA250
165
  C280
163
  S500
161
  E550
143
  CLK320
142
  500
128
  S550
116
  M Class
114
  ML500
111
  240
110
  C240
100
  SLK
95
  300
89
  E430
88
  CLK350
88
  S600
85
  Clk Class
69
  CLS550
66
  CLS500
64
  C220
61
  Sl Class
56
  E63
55
  Cl Class
53
  SLK320
50
  CLK430
50
  SLK350
50
  CL500
49
  SL550
45
  SLK280
45
  280
40
  E300
40
  GL550
38
  430
37
  420
36
  230
36
  CLK500
34
  CLS55
34
  R500
29
  GL320
28
  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
  G500
11
  CL600
11
  E250
10
  CLS63
10
  SLK55
9
  C55
8
  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 14,960 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 642.0. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,377 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
766
  2000 Mercedes Benz
901
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,010
  2002 Mercedes Benz
757
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,069
  2004 Mercedes Benz
852
  2005 Mercedes Benz
844
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,310
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,199
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,377
  2009 Mercedes Benz
955
  2010 Mercedes Benz
722
  2011 Mercedes Benz
521
  2012 Mercedes Benz
444
  2013 Mercedes Benz
323
  2014 Mercedes Benz
382
  2015 Mercedes Benz
185
  2016 Mercedes Benz
54
  2017 Mercedes Benz
61
  2018 Mercedes Benz
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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 2,072 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,990 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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