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
2,272
  E350
1,128
  E320
1,041
  ML320
980
  ML350
769
  C230
760
  E500
454
  320
422
  GLK350
391
  E Class
368
  E55
362
  C250
361
  C350
343
  GL450
333
  S Class
295
  C320
265
  R350
244
  S430
244
  C Class
217
  SL500
206
  SLK230
179
  ML430
179
  CLA250
165
  C280
164
  S500
161
  E550
149
  CLK320
144
  500
128
  S550
120
  M Class
114
  ML500
111
  240
110
  C240
102
  SLK
95
  300
89
  CLK350
89
  S600
89
  E430
88
  Clk Class
69
  CLS550
67
  CLS500
65
  C220
61
  Sl Class
56
  E63
55
  Cl Class
53
  SLK350
51
  SLK320
50
  CLK430
50
  SLK280
49
  CL500
49
  E300
45
  SL550
45
  GL550
40
  280
40
  430
37
  230
36
  420
36
  CLK500
35
  CLS55
34
  R500
29
  GL320
29
  Cl-600
27
  600
21
  CL550
20
  SL600
20
  SL55
19
  SL320
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
  202
7
  ML
7
  190
7
  208
6
  CLK550
5
  ML63
5
  CL63
5
  215
4
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
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 2018.

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 15,247 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 654.5. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,405 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
270
  1998 Mercedes Benz
533
  1999 Mercedes Benz
766
  2000 Mercedes Benz
902
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,014
  2002 Mercedes Benz
761
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,070
  2004 Mercedes Benz
857
  2005 Mercedes Benz
857
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,313
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,211
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,405
  2009 Mercedes Benz
975
  2010 Mercedes Benz
757
  2011 Mercedes Benz
556
  2012 Mercedes Benz
471
  2013 Mercedes Benz
364
  2014 Mercedes Benz
420
  2015 Mercedes Benz
189
  2016 Mercedes Benz
56
  2017 Mercedes Benz
68
  2018 Mercedes Benz
7

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 2,231 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,017 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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