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 ...
     5
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 ...
     62
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 ...
     28
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 ...
     460
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 ...
     355

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 ...
     165
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 ...
     498
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 ...
     447
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 ...
     266
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 ...
     527

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, ...
     111
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 ...
     373
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 ...
     298
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 ...
     194
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 ...
     223

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 ...
     265
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 ...
     1,468

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

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-sprinter-recall-air-suspension-compressor 6. 9. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2009 - 2018)

  2. 9. 2009 - 31. 8. 2018
Possible thermal overload of the fuse holder of the air suspension compressor and associated wires. ...
     202
mercedes-benz-sprinter-906-recall-torsion-rod-fault 14. 7. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 - 2019)

  1. 9. 2018 - 25. 3. 2019
A missing torsion rod on the front axle can result in a significant change in the road performance a ...
     180
Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-2018-recall-tow-bar 29. 3. 2019

Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2017 - 2018)

  24. 4. 2017 - 19. 12. 2018
Inadequate instructions for retrofitting a tow hitch could lead to the fastening screws on the cross ...
     359
Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-2018-recall-air-suspension 24. 3. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018)

  9/2018 - 12/2018
Possible lack of welding on certain seams and insufficient durability of chassis components in the r ...
     370

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 ...
     476
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 ...
     460
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 ...
     398
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 ...
     667
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 ...
     692

End of Steering Sumary

Fuel Tank

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 ...
     655
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 ...
     661
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 ...
     1,046
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 ...
     739

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

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 ...
     214
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 ...
     317
Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-2018-recall-roof-load 18. 5. 2019

Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2017 - 2019)

  1. 6. 2018 - 13. 3. 2019
Defective operating manual can cause the roof load to be exceeded if a canopy is subsequently fitted ...
     341
mercedes-benz-sprinter-906-sliding-door-recall 18. 5. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018)

  20. 3. 2018 - 13. 10. 2018
Missing cover on the sliding door of the stowage space. As a result, sharp edges become exposed when ...
     309

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

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 ...
     214
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 ...
     232
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 ...
     317
Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-2018-recall-glow-plug 24. 3. 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2013 - 2018)

  1. 7. 2013 – 31. 7. 2018
Failure of the glow plug relay may result in an electrical short circuit and in overheating of the c ...
     842

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 ...
     652
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 ...
     536
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. ...
     1,152
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 ...
     1,076

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 ...
     1,261
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-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 - ...
     278
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 - ...
     286
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 ...
     351
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 ...
     383
Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-2018-recall-seatbelt-locks 17. 2. 2019

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2018)

  6/2018 - 8/2018
The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. Consequently, they mig ...
     336

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 ...
     655
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 ...
     1,385
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 ...
     975
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 ...
     1,099
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 ...
     1,125

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 ...
     252
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 ...
     362
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 ...
     471
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 ...
     619
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 ...
     716

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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