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-A-Class-2019-recall-airbag 13. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018 - 2019)

  5/2018 - 9/2019
The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a r ...
     87
Mercedes-Benz-B-Class-2019-recall-airbag 13. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2018 - 2019)

  5/2018 - 9/2019
The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a r ...
     79
Mercedes-Benz-GLC-2019-recall-airbag 13. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018 - 2019)

  5/2018 - 9/2019
The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a r ...
     75
Mercedes-Benz-CLA-2019-recall-airbag 13. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz CLA (2018 - 2019)

  5/2018 - 9/2019
The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a r ...
     71
Mercedes-Benz-EQC-2019-recall-airbag 13. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz EQC (2018 - 2019)

  5/2018 - 9/2019
The four self-locking nuts used to attach the airbag might not have been correctly tightened. As a r ...
     108

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

Mercedes-benz-citan-2019-recall-rear-axle 28. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2019)

  8. 9. - 18. 10. 2019
The nuts on the rear axle wheel hubs and two screws on the brake calliper support can become loose. ...
     99
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 ...
     318
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 ...
     618
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 ...
     550
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 ...
     368

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, ...
     259
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 ...
     510
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 ...
     401
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 ...
     316
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 ...
     351

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 ...
     408
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 ...
     1,677

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

Mercedes-benz-citan-2019-recall-rear-axle 28. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2019)

  8. 9. - 18. 10. 2019
The nuts on the rear axle wheel hubs and two screws on the brake calliper support can become loose. ...
     99
Mercedes-Benz-EQC-2019-recall-differential 20. 12. 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQC (2019)

  until 11/2019
The bolt of the front-axle differential gear may not meet the durability specification and could bre ...
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 ...
     161
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 ...
     136
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 ...
     126

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 ...
     601
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 ...
     553
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 ...
     487
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 ...
     835
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 ...
     810

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 ...
     198
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 ...
     1,915
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 ...
     733
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 ...
     1,148
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 ...
     845

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2018-panorama-roof-recall 24. 2. 2020

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  12. 10. 2018 - 15. 11. 2018
The glass pane on the lifting/sliding panorama roof may not have been properly affixed. As a result, ...
     38
Mercedes-Benz-GLS-2019-recall-window-garnish 7. 12. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLS (2018 - 2019)

  23. 8. 2018 - 27. 9. 2019
The garnish moulding to the window stay bar of the rear doors may not be installed correctly. As a r ...
     137
Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2019-recall-window-garnish 7. 12. 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 - 2019)

  23. 8. 2018 - 27. 9. 2019
The garnish moulding to the window stay bar of the rear doors may not be installed correctly. As a r ...
     139
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 ...
     182
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 ...
     99

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

mercedes-evito-recall-fire-short-circuit 10. 2. 2020

Mercedes-Benz eVito (2018 - 2019)

  14. 11. 2018 - 5. 4. 2019
The bolt connecting the electric motor housing and the power electronics might be defective. Consequ ...
     28
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 ...
     168
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 ...
     162
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 ...
     334
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 ...
     353

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 ...
     751
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 ...
     687
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. ...
     1,294
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 ...
     1,151

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 ...
     1,432
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 ...
     1,002
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 ...
     1,078

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2018-recall-seatbelts 7. 12. 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  21. 3. 2018 - 5. 6. 2019
The belt anchor fittings for the front seats may not have been attached in accordance with the speci ...
     121
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. ...
     122
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 - ...
     363
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 - ...
     397
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 ...
     460

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 ...
     1,915
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 ...
     1,532
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 ...
     1,064
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 ...
     1,227
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 ...
     1,237

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

Mercedes-Benz-V-Class-2019-recall-headrests 22. 2. 2020

Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2019)

  8. 3. - 3. 5. 2019
1. The head restraints may be defective. This may impair their protective function, increasing the r ...
     18
Model series: BR 167, Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*1885*00, Type: H1GLE 22. 2. 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 - 2019)

  3. 7. 2018 - 19. 6. 2019
Due to insufficient padding, passengers may not be made aware that the headrest on the third row of ...
     20
Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2018-recall-seat-adjustment 23. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  16. 10. - 30. 11. 2018
A weld on the seat-height adjustment system of the left-hand front seat may be defective and can bre ...
     54
mercedes-benz-v-class-recall-headrest 12. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2019)

  30. 1. 2019 - 1. 5. 2019
The upholstery of the headrests may become detached. This could increase the risk of injury in the e ...
     64
mercedes-sprinter-2018--recall-seat-welding 12. 1. 2020

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018)

  21. 10. - 21. 11. 2018
The welding of the front seat height adjustment mechanism can be defective. This can lead to an incr ...
     68

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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