Mercedes-Benz Issues

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 faults by keywords

Airbags

mercedes-amg-gt-2018-recall-driver-airbag 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. In the event that th ...
     148
mercedes-a-class-2018-recall-driver-airbag 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. In the event that th ...
     161
mercedes-b-class-2018-recall-driver-airbag 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. In the event that th ...
     65
mercedes-c-class-2018-recall-driver-airbag 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. In the event that th ...
     90
mercedes-e-class-2018-recall-driver-airbag 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. In the event that th ...
     61
mercedes-glc-class-2018-recall-driver-airbag 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. In the event that th ...
     60
mercedes-gla-class-2018-recall-driver-airbag 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GLA (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 14. 3. 2018
The casing material of the gas generator of the driver airbag may be defective. In the event that th ...
     113
Mercedes-Benz-a-Class-2017-recall-windscreen 22. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2017)

  24. 5. 2017 - 29. 5. 2017
The adhesion of the lower part of the windscreen to the bodywork may be inadequate. In the event of ...
     69

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

Mercedes-Benz-G63_AMG-2017-recall-brakes 10. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG (2017 - 2018)

  XII. 2017 - IV. 2018
The brake calliper brackets on the rear axle may develop cracks and fail. This could lead to a reduc ...
     89
mercedes-benz-g-2017-recall 22. 12. 2017

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (2015 - 2017)

  IX. 2015 - XI. 2017
The software of the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) could malfunction. The braking and/or stopp ...
     190
Mercedes-Benz-v-Class-2017-recall 20. 10. 2017

Mercedes-Benz V-Class / Vito (2017)

  31. 7. 2017 - 16. 8. 2017
A section of one brake line may have a narrowed cross section. This could have an adverse effect on ...
     684
Mercedes-Benz-Citan-2016-recall 17. 2. 2017

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2016)

  25. 8. - 13. 9. 2016
The brake lines on the vehicles may not be bolted to the underbody with the correct torque. This cou ...
     734
30. 9. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (2016)

  feb 2016 - may 2016
The electronic parking brake might not function. This might lead to a greater risk of accidents or i ...
     595
30. 9. 2016

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2016)

  feb 2016 - may 2016
The electronic parking brake might not function. This might lead to a greater risk of accidents or i ...
     500
3. 6. 2016

Mercedes-Benz ML 500 Hybrid (2015)

  III. 2015 - IX. 2015
The on-board high-voltage battery charger may malfunction. As a consequence it may incorrectly detec ...
     526
3. 6. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 Hybrid Plus (2015)

  III. 2015 - IX. 2015
The on-board high-voltage battery charger may malfunction. As a consequence it may incorrectly detec ...
     451

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

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 ...
     147
Mercedes-Benz-e-Class-2015-recall 10. 10. 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2014 - 2017)

  II. 2014 - II. 2017
The starter current limiter may be overloaded and overheat. As a consequence, the surrounding compon ...
     511
mercedes-benz-glc-2015-recall 10. 10. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2014 - 2017)

  II. 2014 - II. 2017
The starter current limiter may be overloaded and overheat. As a consequence, the surrounding compon ...
     460
Mercedes-Benz-c-Class-2015-recall 10. 10. 2017

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014 - 2017)

  II. 2014 - II. 2017
The starter current limiter may be overloaded and overheat. As a consequence, the surrounding compon ...
     329
Mercedes-Benz-cla-Class-2015-recall 10. 10. 2017

Mercedes-Benz CLA (2014 - 2017)

  II. 2014 - II. 2017
The starter current limiter may be overloaded and overheat. As a consequence, the surrounding compon ...
     230
Mercedes-Benz-b-Class-2015-recall 10. 10. 2017

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2014 - 2017)

  II. 2014 - II. 2017
The starter current limiter may be overloaded and overheat. As a consequence, the surrounding compon ...
     495
Mercedes-Benz-a-Class-2015-recall 10. 10. 2017

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2014 - 2017)

  II. 2014 - II. 2017
The starter current limiter may be overloaded and overheat. As a consequence, the surrounding compon ...
     296
Mercedes-Benz-Citan-2015-recall 11. 3. 2017

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2015 - 2016)

  13. 5. 2015 – 13. 12. 2016
Engine mount screws may not be correctly secured. In the event of a crash this could increase the ri ...
     521

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

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 ...
     147

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

Mercedes-Benz-G-Class-2018-recall-front-axle 13. 7. 2018

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (2017 - 2018)

  XII. 2017 - IV. 2018
The safety ring on the right-hand side shaft on the front axle may not be correctly mounted or may b ...
     486
Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-2016-recall 10. 5. 2017

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2016)

  14. 4. 2016 - 29. 11. 2016
A breakage in the flat spring support can cause the flat spring on the rear axle to break and result ...
     412
mercedes-benz-r-klasse-2015-recall 2. 2. 2017

Mercedes-Benz R-Klasse (2014 - 2015)

  IX. 2014 - III. 2015
The axle screws on the front/rear axle may not have been correctly secured which could lead to an ov ...
     550
Mercedes-Benz-M-Class-2015-recall 2. 2. 2017

Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse (2014 - 2015)

  IX. 2014 - III. 2015
The axle screws on the front/rear axle may not have been correctly secured which could lead to an ov ...
     689
mercedes-benz-gle-2015-recall 2. 2. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2014 - 2015)

  IX. 2014 - III. 2015
The axle screws on the front/rear axle may not have been correctly secured which could lead to an ov ...
     638
17. 6. 2016

Mercedes-Benz SLK (2016)

  I. 2016 - V. 2016
Defective nuts may have been fitted to the track rod joint on the wheel bearing of the rear axle and ...
     457
17. 6. 2016

Mercedes-Benz SLC (2016)

  I. 2016 - V. 2016
Defective nuts may have been fitted to the track rod joint on the wheel bearing of the rear axle and ...
     594
mercedes-benz-sprinter-2010-recall 13. 9. 2013

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2009 - 2011)

  2. 9. 2009 - 10. 2. 2011
A faulty weld seam on the rear axle spring saddle may break, leading to sudden loss of steering cont ...
     208

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

mercedes-benz-g-2016-recall 8. 5. 2017

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (2012 - 2017)

  VI. 2012 - I. 2017
The universal joint gear may be subject to excessive wear due to insufficient torque in the screw co ...
     2,224
mercedes-benz-glk-class-2013-recall 29. 4. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLK (2013 - 2014)

  I. 2013 - X. 2014
The steering coupling might not have been screwed to the correct torque specification. As a conseque ...
     423
mercedes-c-class-2014-recall 29. 4. 2017

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2013 - 2014)

  I. 2013 - X. 2014
The steering coupling might not have been screwed to the correct torque specification. As a conseque ...
     1,059
Mercedes-Benz-ML-2016-recall 11. 3. 2017

Mercedes-Benz M-Class (2016)

  I. 2016
The upper suspension arm may not have been correctly screwed to the stub axle, which could affect th ...
     476
mercedes-benz-gle-2016-recall 11. 3. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2016)

  I. 2016
The upper suspension arm may not have been correctly screwed to the stub axle, which could affect th ...
     466
mercedes-benz-gl-2016-recall 11. 3. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GL (2016)

  I. 2016
The upper suspension arm may not have been correctly screwed to the stub axle, which could affect th ...
     679
mercedes-citan-2016-recall 1. 3. 2017

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2016)

  16. 11. - 8. 12. 2016
There may be cracks in the steering column tube. This means that the steering column might not withs ...
     530
mercedes-benz-sl-class-2014-recall 29. 1. 2017

Mercedes-Benz SL (2012 - 2015)

  VIII. 2012 - X. 2015
The power-assisted steering control units may have been fitted with defectively welded contacts. As ...
     512

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 ...
     103
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 ...
     308
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 ...
     377
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 ...
     369

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-navi-ecall 17. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017 - 2018)

  II. 2017 - I. 2018
The navigation software may be faulty, storing the wrong location of the vehicle. As a result, when ...
30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2017 - 2018)

  IX. 2017 - III. 2018
1. Certain welding points in the area of the front wheel arch may be missing. If these welding point ...
     404
mercedes-benz-sprinter-2017-recall-welding-points 30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017)

  11. 9. 2017 - 11. 10. 2017
There are missing welding points on the front side wall. This may increase the risk of injury to the ...
     632
Mercedes-Benz-a-Class-2017-recall-windscreen 22. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2017)

  24. 5. 2017 - 29. 5. 2017
The adhesion of the lower part of the windscreen to the bodywork may be inadequate. In the event of ...
     69
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-window-seal 1. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017)

  IV. 2017 - X. 2017
The seals on the front doors around the window may allow water to enter the inner door area causing ...
     233
mercedes-benz-gls-class-2016-recall 11. 11. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLS (2016)

  V. 2016 - VIII. 2016
There may be superfluous insulation material in the lower area of the windscreen which could damage ...
     247
mercedes-benz-gle-class-2016-recall 11. 11. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2016)

  V. 2016 - VIII. 2016
There may be superfluous insulation material in the lower area of the windscreen which could damage ...
     257
mercedes-vito-2015-recall 11. 8. 2017

Mercedes-Benz V-Class / Vito (2014 - 2017)

  I. 2014 - IV. 2017
Missing welding points on the rear cross-bar may increase the risk of injury for passengers in the e ...
     1,474

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-navi-ecall 17. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017 - 2018)

  II. 2017 - I. 2018
The navigation software may be faulty, storing the wrong location of the vehicle. As a result, when ...
Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-2018-recall-fuse-box 10. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2017 - 2018)

  VIII. 2017 - II. 2018
On certain vehicles, the nuts to attach the conductor rails inside the fuse box in the boot may not ...
     150
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-window-seal 1. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017)

  IV. 2017 - X. 2017
The seals on the front doors around the window may allow water to enter the inner door area causing ...
     233
mercedes-benz-s-class--2017--recall 27. 1. 2018

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2017)

  16. 2. 2017 - 17. 7. 2017
In the event of a crash, the disconnection of the power supply by the pyrofuse prevents the automati ...
     163
Mercedes-Benz-v-Class-marco-polo-2017-recall 5. 1. 2018

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2014 - 2017)

  7. 6. 2014 - 2. 6. 2017
The cabling under the front swivel seats can get caught causing damage to the cabling. This could re ...
     524
mercedes-benz-s-class-2017-recall 18. 8. 2017

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2017)

  9. 3. 2017 – 24. 5. 2017
Poorly installed electrical system wiring in the passenger compartment could lead to a short-circuit ...
     419
mercedes-benz-e-class-2015--recall 3. 3. 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2014 - 2016)

  X. 2014 - XI. 2016
The wiring harness of the front windscreen wiper motor may have been positioned near the windscreen ...
     474
mercedes-benz-gla-class-2014-recall 31. 12. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLA (2014)

  9. 9. - 7. 11. 2014
Owing to the incorrect installation of fuses, various vehicle functions might fail. These include th ...
     548

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

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. ...
     225
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 ...
     699

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 ...
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

30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2017 - 2018)

  IX. 2017 - III. 2018
1. Certain welding points in the area of the front wheel arch may be missing. If these welding point ...
     404
mercedes-sls-amg-recall 28. 1. 2018

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2016 - 2017)

  17. 10. 2016 - 11. 12. 2017
The seatbelt can become stuck in the guide loop. In the event of an accident, this would reduce the ...
     246
mercedes-benz-sprinter-2017-recall 13. 1. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017)

  28. - 29. 9. 2017
The seat belt for the centre-left seat in the rear row of seats may not lock properly on account of ...
     145
mercedes-citan-2017-recall 3. 11. 2017

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2017)

  IX. 2009
Screws to fasten the safety belt to the B and C pillars on the left-hand side of the vehicle may not ...
     395
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall 15. 9. 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016 - 2017)

  VIII. 2016 - V. 2017
The mixing ratio of the propellant for the seat-belt pre-tensioner igniters may be incorrect. In an ...
     404
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2017-recall 25. 5. 2017

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2016 - 2017)

  VII. 2016 - III. 2017
The propellant mixing ratio in certain seat-belt pre-tensioner igniters may be incorrect. As a resul ...
     431
mercedes-benz-e-class-2017-recall 25. 5. 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016 - 2017)

  VII. 2016 - III. 2017
The propellant mixing ratio in certain seat-belt pre-tensioner igniters may be incorrect. As a resul ...
     372
mercedes-benz-s-class-2017-recall 25. 5. 2017

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2016 - 2017)

  VII. 2016 - III. 2017
The propellant mixing ratio in certain seat-belt pre-tensioner igniters may be incorrect. As a resul ...
     478

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 ...
     103
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 ...
     639
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 ...
     606
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 ...
     496
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 ...
     528
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Luxury Sedan 11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2015)

  28. 10. 2015 - 19. 11. 2015
Cracks may form in the high-pressure fuel pipes leading to a fuel leak and a vehicle fire. The recal ...
     351
11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2015)

  28. 10. 2015 - 19. 11. 2015
Cracks may form in the high-pressure fuel pipes leading to a fuel leak and a vehicle fire. The recal ...
     437
11. 3. 2016

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class (2015)

  28. 10. 2015 - 19. 11. 2015
Cracks may form in the high-pressure fuel pipes leading to a fuel leak and a vehicle fire. The recal ...
     339

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-seats 20. 7. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017)

  IV. 2017 - VIII. 2017
The seat-backs may not be fully secured on the right-hand side of the front seats. In the event of a ...
     65
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2017-recall-seats 20. 7. 2018

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2017)

  IV. 2017 - VIII. 2017
The seat-backs may not be fully secured on the right-hand side of the front seats. In the event of a ...
     59
30. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018)

  1. 1. 2018 - 27. 3. 2018
The seat height adjuster on the front seats might be inadequately assembled. This could result in un ...
     141
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2018-recall-seats 9. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017 - 2018)

  19. 8. 2017 - 14. 2. 2018
The welding of the backrests of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats may be defectiv ...
     158
Mercedes-Benz-c-Class-2018-recall-seats 9. 6. 2018

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2017 - 2018)

  19. 8. 2017 - 14. 2. 2018
The welding of the backrests of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats may be defectiv ...
     100
Mercedes-Benz-SLS_AMG-2017-recall 3. 2. 2018

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2016 - 2017)

  2. 8. 2016- 21. 9. 2017
The sport seats and the roll bar are not compatible. There may be contact between the headrest and t ...
     215
Mercedes-Benz-ML350-2015-recall 28. 1. 2017

Mercedes-Benz ML (2014 - 2016)

  VII. 2014 - IX. 2016
Due to incorrect functioning of the occupancy sensor system on the passenger’s side, the airba ...
     566
mercedes-benz-gls-class-2015-recall 28. 1. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLS (2014 - 2016)

  VII. 2014 - IX. 2016
Due to incorrect functioning of the occupancy sensor system on the passenger’s side, the airba ...
     1,336

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary



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