Mercedes-Benz Common Issues
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The most common Mercedes-Benz problems

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Problems solved during Mercedes-Benz’s recalls do not usually determine the reliability of the vehicle itself. Even the common-recalled model can be a good choice, and vice versa.

It is good to be informed, however, what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was corrected by the previous owner, when buying a second-hand car. You should check your vehicle VIN with your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer using our special page.



The most common Mercedes-Benz problems by model

A-Class AMG GT B-Class C-Class Citan CLA CLS E-Class G-Class GL GLA GLC GLE GLK GLS ML-Class R-Class S-Class SL SLC SLK SLS Sprinter Vito / V-Class X-Class


The most common Mercedes-Benz faults by keywords

Airbags

Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-2018-recall-window-airbag 18. 10. 2019

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2018)

  6. 6. 2018 - 4. 9. 2018
The A, B and C pillar trims may not have been correctly fastened. In the event of an accident, the t ...
     41
Mercedes-Benz-SL-2018-recall-airbag-sewing 4. 10. 2019

Mercedes-Benz SL (2018)

  20. 3. 2018 - 22. 11. 2018
The passenger airbag may not have been sewn together in accordance with the specifications. As a res ...
     99
Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2018-recall-airbag 30. 9. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018)

  26. 6. 2018 - 3. 12. 2018
The functioning of the front passenger airbag may be impaired by extreme vehicle interior temperatur ...
     57
Mercedes-Benz-V-Class-2019-recall-airbag-cover 19. 4. 2019

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2019)

  10. 1. 2019 - 31. 1. 2019
The passenger airbag cover on the instrument panel is inadequate. In the event of an accident, the a ...
     492
Mercedes-Benz-GLC-2017-child-seat-airbag 3. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2017 - 2018)

  1. 8. 2017 - 11. 10. 2018
In vehicles with automatic child-seat detection, the status shown in the centre console of the passe ...
     385

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

Mercedes-Benz-V-Class-Vito-recall-brake-pipes 20. 9. 2019

Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2018 - 2019)

  28. 11. 2018 - 6. 5. 2019
Due to incorrectly fitted brake pipes, brake fluid may leak out. This can result in increased stoppi ...
     211
Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2019-recall-brake-pedal-fault 28. 6. 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018- 2019)

  5. 11. 2018 - 23. 3. 2019
The welding of the brake pedal plate to the brake pedal lever may not be sufficiently strong. Applyi ...
     543
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2018-recall-esp 4. 5. 2019

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2017 - 2018)

  6/2017 -11/ 2018
The sleep mode functionality of the electronic parking brake within the electronic stability program ...
     479
Mercedes-Benz-GLC-F-Cell-2018-recall-esp 4. 5. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell (2017 - 2018)

  6/2017 - 11/2018
The sleep mode functionality of the electronic parking brake within the electronic stability program ...
     288
Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-2018-recall-brake-lights 19. 4. 2019

Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2017 - 2018)

  6. 9. 2017 - 26. 4. 2018
The foot space lamp on driver’s side can become detached, which can cause the foot brake not to fu ...
     565

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

Mercedes-Citan-2019-recall-crankcase-ventilation 21. 9. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2019)

  18. 4. 2019 - 22. 5. 2019
The ventilation system of the crankcase might be blocked due to a manufacturing error. Consequently, ...
     159
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2019-recall-oil-leak-fire 26. 7. 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018 - 2019)

  5. 12. 2018 - 10. 1. 2019
The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe may have been ...
     417
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2019-recall-oil-leak-fire 26. 7. 2019

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018 - 2019)

  5. 12. 2018 - 10. 1. 2019
The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe may have been ...
     332
Mercedes-Benz-CLS-2019-recall-oil-leak-fire 26. 7. 2019

Mercedes-Benz CLS (2018 - 2019)

  5. 12. 2018 - 10. 1. 2019
The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe may have been ...
     227
Mercedes-Benz-Citan-recall-emissions 14. 7. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2015 - 2017)

  2015 - 2017
An emission control component, used under certain conditions, could deteriorate more rapidly than ex ...
     259

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-2018-recall-gearbox 26. 7. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018)

  7. 8. 2018 - 29. 10. 2018
Possible defect in the automatic transmission may block the changing of gears. As a result, the vehi ...
     310
mercedes-benz-gle-class-2017-recall 23. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2017)

  III. 2017 - V. 2017
The connectors for the transmission oil cooler hoses may not have been correctly moulded. As a conse ...
     1,536

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

mercedes-benz-sprinter-2019-stabilizer-recall 30. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 - 2019)

  17. 9. 2018 - 20. 5. 2019
The stabilizer on the rear axle was not installed in accordance with the specifications. This may im ...
mercedes-benz-sprinter-2018-recall-leaf-springs 22. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 - 2019)

  19. 9. 2018 - 20. 8. 2019
The leaf springs on the rear axle may have not been fitted in accordance with the specifications. Th ...
Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2019-wheel-carrier-recall 2. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2019)

  1. 4. 2019 - 25. 4. 2019
Due to manufacturing according to wrong specifications, there might be inclusions or cracks in the c ...
mercedes-benz-sprinter-2019-recall-leaf-springs 2. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 - 2019)

  29. 3. 2018 - 14. 1. 2019
Due to a manufacturing defect, the leaf springs on the rear axle might break. Consequently, the whee ...
Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2018-recall-spare-wheel-plate 18. 10. 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  19. 1. 2018 - 18. 7. 2018
The strength of the material of the shielding plate under the spare wheel might not be appropriate. ...

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

Mercedes-Benz-GLC-2018-recall-power-steering 10. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018)

  9. 7. 2018 - 13. 8. 2018
A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system may lead to deactivation of ...
     507
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2015-1600-078-recall-steering 10. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018)

  9. 7. 2018 - 13. 8. 2018
A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system may lead to deactivation of ...
     487
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2018-recall-power-steering 10. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018)

  9. 7. 2018 - 13. 8. 2018
A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system may lead to deactivation of ...
     423
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2015-steering-power-assist 3. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014 - 2018)

  14. 2. 2014 - 16. 12. 2018
There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The nut cou ...
     715
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2014-recall-steering 3. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2014 - 2018)

  14. 2. 2014 - 16. 12. 2018
There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The nut cou ...
     726

End of Steering Sumary

Fuel Tank

Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2019-recall-fuel-tank-leak 2. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2019)

  12. 4. 2019 - 29. 6. 2019
The welding of the fuel filler neck to the fuel container may not have been performed according to s ...
     88
mercedes-benz-sprinter-NGT-2006-recall 8. 4. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter NGT (1997 - 2006)

  25. 6. 1997 - 28. 9. 2006
Corrosion of the gas-pressure tank may occur. This could lead to the tank bursting. The recall affe ...
     704
11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (2014 - 2015)

  2014 - 2015
The fuel delivery module may not be fuel tight, as a result of which fuel might leak out during trav ...
     693
11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (2014 - 2015)

  2014 - 2015
The fuel delivery module may not be fuel tight, as a result of which fuel might leak out during trav ...
     1,070
mercedes-benz-ml-2014 11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz ML-Class (2014 - 2015)

  2014 - 2015
The fuel delivery module may not be fuel tight, as a result of which fuel might leak out during trav ...
     771

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-Estate-2016-rear-spoiler-recall 22. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016 - 2019)

  29. 9. 2016 - 23. 5. 2019
The rear spoiler might not have been attached in accordance with requirements. As a result, the rear ...
     64
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2018-recall-towbar 25. 10. 2019

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018)

  20. 8. 2018 - 30. 8. 2018
The bolts which connect the cross-member of the trailer coupling device (towbar) to the vehicle may ...
     32
Mercedes-Benz-GLC-2018-recall-towbar 25. 10. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018)

  20. 8. 2018 - 30. 8. 2018
The bolts which connect the cross-member of the trailer coupling device (towbar) to the vehicle may ...
     33
Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2018-recall-spare-wheel-plate 18. 10. 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  19. 1. 2018 - 18. 7. 2018
The strength of the material of the shielding plate under the spare wheel might not be appropriate. ...
Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2019-recall-water-ingress 31. 8. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 - 2019)

  27. 6. 2018 - 25. 4. 2019
A small opening may have been melted into the floor due to incorrect welding of a weld stud. Consequ ...
     244

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

Mercedes-Benz-V-Class-Vito-auxiliary-baterry-recall 25. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Vito (2014 - 2019)

  6/2014 - 9/2019
The coverings on the seat boxes with an integrated back-up battery may be missing. This will increas ...
     55
Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2019-klima-drain-hose-recall 18. 10. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 - 2019)

  23. 8. 2018 - 5. 8. 2019
The drain hose of the air conditioning system may not have been correctly installed. Consequently, c ...
Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2019-recall-water-ingress 31. 8. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 - 2019)

  27. 6. 2018 - 25. 4. 2019
A small opening may have been melted into the floor due to incorrect welding of a weld stud. Consequ ...
     244
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-coupe-2018-recall-fuse-box-problem 15. 7. 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018)

  15. 3. 2018 - 28. 5. 2018
Certain screw connections attaching the wiring harness to the fuse box may not have been fitted corr ...
     268
Mercedes-Benz-AMG-GT-pre-safe-impulse-side-error-recall 28. 6. 2019

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2018 - 2019)

  6. 8. 2018 - 22. 2. 2019
The software for the side radar sensors for the PRE-SAFE impulse side function may be faulty. As a r ...
     357

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

mercedes-benz-sprinter-2018-recall-welding 14. 12. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018)

  29. 4. 2018 - 23. 7. 2018
1. There are missing welding points on the vehicle frame. The crash safety of the occupants of the v ...
     684
Mercedes-Benz-Vito-V-Class-2018-recall-door-lock 14. 12. 2018

Mercedes-Benz V-Class / Vito (2018)

  4. 7. 2018 - 19. 7. 2018
The wrong control lever in the sub-assembly of the door locks may mean that the doors on the right-h ...
     568
mercedes-benz-v-class-2018-recall-door-handles 16. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2018)

  15. 2. 2018 - 19. 2. 2018
Components are missing from the door handles. The doors could open in the event of a side collision. ...
     1,196
Mercedes-G-Class-2016-recall 14. 4. 2017

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (2016)

  VI. 2016
The cable between the inner door handle and the door lock may not be strong enough to withstand the ...
     1,100

End of Door Locks Sumary

Stabilization

mercedes-benz_cla-class_2014 11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (2012 - 2014)

  2012 - 2014
Incorrect software was installed in the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) control device of the v ...
     1,306
mercedes-benz-b-class-2012-a 11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2012 - 2014)

  2012 - 2014
Incorrect software was installed in the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) control device of the v ...
A-Klasse (W 176) 2012 11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2012 - 2014)

  2012 - 2014
Incorrect software was installed in the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) control device of the v ...

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

Mercedes-Benz-GLA-2018-recall-seatbelt 2. 11. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLA (2018)

  6. 6. 2018 - 23. 10. 2018
The end mount of the middle rear safety belt may not be correctly secured and could become detached. ...
     44
Mercedes-Benz-AMG-GT-2018-recall-seatbelts 25. 5. 2019

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2017 - 2018)

  7/2017 - 3/2018
The riveting of the front seat belt housing covers may be inadequate under low temperatures (below - ...
     304
Mercedes-Benz-CLS-2017-recall-seat-belts 25. 5. 2019

Mercedes-Benz CLS (2017 - 2018)

  7/2017 - 3/2018
The riveting of the front seat belt housing covers may be inadequate under low temperatures (below - ...
     316
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2018-recall-seatbelt-locks 17. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018)

  6/2018 - 8/2018
The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. Consequently, they mig ...
     381
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2018-recall-seatbelt-locks 17. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018)

  6/2018 - 8/2018
The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. Consequently, they mig ...
     419

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

mercedes-benz-sprinter-NGT-2006-recall 8. 4. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter NGT (1997 - 2006)

  25. 6. 1997 - 28. 9. 2006
Corrosion of the gas-pressure tank may occur. This could lead to the tank bursting. The recall affe ...
     704
16. 9. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (2016)

  jun 2016
Fuel may leak from the fuel pump. If diesel fuel leaks onto the road, it may expose other vehicles t ...
     1,423
16. 9. 2016

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2016)

  jun 2016
Fuel may leak from the fuel pump. If diesel fuel leaks onto the road, it may expose other vehicles t ...
     1,004
27. 5. 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vito (2014 - 2016)

  VII. 2014 - III. 2016
The connection between the high-pressure pipe from the fuel rail and the high-pressure pump may loos ...
     1,136
20. 5. 2016

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2013 - 2016)

  XII. 2013 - IV. 2016
The connection between the high-pressure pipe from the fuel rail and the high-pressure pump may loos ...
     1,162

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

Mercedes-Benz-vito-V-Class-2019-recall-swivel-seat 31. 8. 2019

Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2019)

  23. 1. 2019 - 9. 4. 2019
The screw connections of front swivel seat consoles could be defective. This may lead to an increase ...
     296
Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2018-recall-backrest 17. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  4. 5. 2018 - 22. 9. 2018
The locking mechanisms of the right and/or left backrest might not lock correctly. This might impair ...
     388
Mercedes-Benz-AMG-GT-2017-recall-airbag 5. 10. 2018

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2017 - 2018)

  IV. 2017 - VI. 2018
The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat does not work correctly ...
     493
Mercedes-Benz-CLS-2017-recall-airbag 5. 10. 2018

Mercedes-Benz CLS (2017 - 2018)

  IV. 2017 - VI. 2018
The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat does not work correctly ...
     657
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-airbag 5. 10. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017 - 2018)

  IV. 2017 - VI. 2018
The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat does not work correctly ...
     757

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

mercedes-benz-sprinter-2017-recall-warning-switch 24. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017 - 2018)

  4. 12. 2017 - 28. 5. 2018
Due to a faulty software, the backlighting of the hazard warning switch may be deactivated. The swit ...

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary



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