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 Model Number of Problems
  C300
2,678
  E350
1,160
  E320
1,082
  ML320
993
  ML350
863
  C230
786
  GLK350
581
  C250
494
  E500
469
  320
422
  C350
390
  GL450
383
  E Class
368
  E55
365
  S Class
295
  C320
269
  S430
260
  R350
256
  SL500
223
  C Class
217
  E550
187
  SLK230
183
  ML430
179
  S500
168
  C280
168
  CLA250
165
  CLK320
145
  S550
134
  500
128
  M Class
114
  ML500
114
  240
110
  C240
106
  CLK350
96
  SLK
95
  S600
90
  E430
89
  300
89
  CLS550
75
  CLS500
73
  Clk Class
69
  C220
64
  E300
64
  E63
57
  Sl Class
56
  CL500
55
  SLK350
54
  Cl Class
53
  SLK280
51
  SL550
50
  CLK430
50
  SLK320
50
  GL550
48
  280
40
  Metris
39
  430
37
  CLK500
37
  420
36
  230
36
  CLS55
34
  GL320
30
  R500
30
  CL-600
27
  600
21
  CL550
21
  SL600
20
  SL320
20
  SL55
20
  220
18
  Cls Class
17
  S350
17
  GL
16
  S420
16
  R Class
15
  ML55
14
  GLK
13
  S320
13
  CL600
12
  CL55
12
  G500
11
  CLS63
10
  E250
10
  C55
9
  SLK55
9
  400
8
  G55
8
  208
7
  190
7
  202
7
  ML
7
  ML63
6
  CL63
6
  CLK550
5
  170
4
  210
4
  215
4
  124
4
  CLK55
4
  203
4
  G Class
3
  129
3
  S65
3
  SL65
2
  163
2
  CL215
1
  SL230
1
  C203
1
  463
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Number of problems reported for all models of Mercedes Benz built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Mercedes Benz cars have reported a total of 16,545 problems across all Mercedes Benz models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercedes Benz models, is 681.1. Cars from Mercedes Benz's 2008 model year have the most problems reported (1,515 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercedes Benz
235
  1997 Mercedes Benz
271
  1998 Mercedes Benz
534
  1999 Mercedes Benz
771
  2000 Mercedes Benz
914
  2001 Mercedes Benz
1,034
  2002 Mercedes Benz
774
  2003 Mercedes Benz
1,091
  2004 Mercedes Benz
883
  2005 Mercedes Benz
898
  2006 Mercedes Benz
1,355
  2007 Mercedes Benz
1,249
  2008 Mercedes Benz
1,515
  2009 Mercedes Benz
1,032
  2010 Mercedes Benz
957
  2011 Mercedes Benz
730
  2012 Mercedes Benz
624
  2013 Mercedes Benz
530
  2014 Mercedes Benz
487
  2015 Mercedes Benz
239
  2016 Mercedes Benz
101
  2017 Mercedes Benz
95
  2018 Mercedes Benz
26
  2019 Mercedes Benz
2

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 2,890 problems reported. The second most common Mercedes Benz car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,112 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercedes Benz vehicles



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