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 463 model.

Table 1. Compare Mercedes Benz models

Mercedes Benz ModelNumber of Problems
  C300
2,962
  E350
1,197
  E320
1,100
  ML320
1,012
  ML350
901
  C230
799
  GLK350
752
  C250
630
  E500
481
  320
422
  GL450
413
  C350
410
  E55
370
  E Class
368
  S Class
295
  C320
272
  R350
267
  S430
264
  SL500
237
  C Class
217
  E550
215
  SLK230
187
  ML430
179
  C280
176
  S500
170
  CLA250
165
  S550
151
  CLK320
147
  500
128
  ML500
116
  M Class
114
  240
110
  C240
106
  CLK350
104
  SLK
95
  E430
91
  S600
90
  300
89
  E300
79
  CLS550
78
  CLS500
76
  Clk Class
69
  C220
64
  E63
59
  Sl Class
56
  CL500
56
  SLK350
56
  SL550
53
  Cl Class
53
  GL550
52
  SLK280
51
  CLK430
51
  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
  SL600
21
  S420
20
  SL55
20
  S350
18
  220
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
  S65
3
  G Class
3
  129
3
  163
2
  SL65
2
  CL215
1
  SL230
1
  C203
1
  463
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 17,481 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 720.0. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,547 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2019 Mercedes Benz
17
  2018 Mercedes Benz
36
  2017 Mercedes Benz
115
  2016 Mercedes Benz
114
  2015 Mercedes Benz
333
  2014 Mercedes Benz
587
  2013 Mercedes Benz
705
  2012 Mercedes Benz
741
  2011 Mercedes Benz
818
  2010 Mercedes Benz
1,054
  2009 Mercedes Benz
1,060
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,547
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,277
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,383
  2005 Mercedes Benz
915
  2004 Mercedes Benz
901
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,104
  2002 Mercedes Benz
782
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,047
  2000 Mercedes Benz
922
  1999 Mercedes Benz
773
  1998 Mercedes Benz
535
  1997 Mercedes Benz
274
  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 3,355 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,168 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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