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-sls-amg-2017-recall-airbag 11. 5. 2018

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2016 - 2017)

  10. 10. 2016 - 14. 3. 2017
The control device for seat occupant detection may not work correctly. In the event of an accident w ...
     84
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 ...
     332
mercedes-benz-glk-2014-recall 8. 12. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLK (2011 - 2015)

  XI. 2011 - VII. 2015
The steering column is not sufficiently earthed. As a result, in the event of an electrostatic disch ...
     169
mercedes-benz-glc-2016-recall 8. 12. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2015 - 2017)

  XI. 2015 - VII. 2017
The steering column is not sufficiently earthed. As a result, in the event of an electrostatic disch ...
     198
mercedes-benz-gla-2012-recall 8. 12. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLA (2013 - 2017)

  XI. 2013 - VII. 2017
The steering column is not sufficiently earthed. As a result, in the event of an electrostatic disch ...
     183
Mercedes-Benz-cla-Class-2012-recall 8. 12. 2017

Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013 - 2017)

  XI. 2013 - VII. 2017
The steering column is not sufficiently earthed. As a result, in the event of an electrostatic disch ...
     152
Mercedes-Benz-v-Class-2015-recall 8. 12. 2017

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

  I. 2014 - VI. 2017
The steering column is not sufficiently earthed. As a result, in the event of an electrostatic disch ...
     231
mercedes-benz-e-class-2012-recall 8. 12. 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2011 - 2017)

  XI. 2011 - VII. 2017
The steering column is not sufficiently earthed. As a result, in the event of an electrostatic disch ...
     353

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

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 ...
     133
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 ...
     352
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 ...
     678
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 ...
     485
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 ...
     457
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 ...
     456
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 ...
     408
3. 6. 2016

Mercedes-Benz C 350 Hybrid (2015)

  III. 2015 - IX. 2015
The on-board high-voltage battery charger may malfunction. As a consequence it may incorrectly detec ...
     446

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

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 ...
     441
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 ...
     300
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 ...
     264
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 ...
     176
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 ...
     329
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 ...
     217
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 ...
     462
mercedes-benz-e-class-2016-recall 19. 12. 2016

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016)

  VI. - IX. 2016
The left catalytic converter may be too close to the rear engine compartment panel. Under certain op ...
     413

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

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 ...
     355
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 ...
     474
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 ...
     648
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 ...
     554
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 ...
     424
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 ...
     533
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 ...
     138

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 ...
     1,968
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 ...
     370
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 ...
     995
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 ...
     420
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 ...
     426
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 ...
     552
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 ...
     467
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 ...
     472

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 ...
     53
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 ...
     274
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 ...
     308
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 ...
     294

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

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 ...
     151
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 ...
     141
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 ...
     1,161
mercedes-cls-2016-recall 15. 7. 2017

Mercedes-Benz CLS (2016)

  IX. 2016
The underbody panelling under the engine compartment may not be properly connected to the front bump ...
     287
mercedes-benz-e-class-taxi-2016-recall 25. 6. 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Taxi (2016 - 2017)

  11. 1. 2016 - 21. 4. 2017
The bonding between the top and the lower part of the roof-mounted taxi sign may not be adequate. As ...
     1,145
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 ...
     427
Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-2014-recall 27. 1. 2017

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2008 - 2016)

  14. 3. 2008 - 12. 9. 2016
Screws on the trailer hitch may not have been screwed tightly enough. This could lead to the trailer ...
     480
16. 9. 2016

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (2015 - 2016)

  14. 12. 2015 - 21. 6. 2016
The central lip of the front spoiler can become detached while driving and fall onto the road, which ...
     427

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

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 ...
     117
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 ...
     332
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 ...
     344
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 ...
     427
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 ...
     456
5. 8. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (2016)

  III. - IV. 2016
Incorrect fitting of the pre-fuse box may lead to fire and to the loss of electrical power. In the c ...
     411
5. 8. 2016

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2016)

  III. - IV. 2016
Incorrect fitting of the pre-fuse box may lead to fire and to the loss of electrical power. In the c ...
     506
5. 8. 2016

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2016)

  III. - IV. 2016
Incorrect fitting of the pre-fuse box may lead to fire and to the loss of electrical power. In the c ...
     452

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

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 ...
     658

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

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 ...
     157
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 ...
     93
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 ...
     313
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 ...
     315
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 ...
     381
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 ...
     336
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 ...
     367
mercedes-benz-glc-class-2017-recall 25. 5. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2016 - 2017)

  VII. 2016 - III. 2017
The propellant mixing ratio in certain seat-belt pre-tensioner igniters may be incorrect. As a resul ...
     827

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 ...
     53
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 ...
     551
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 ...
     541
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 ...
     442
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 ...
     456
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 ...
     318
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 ...
     334
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 ...
     287

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

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 ...
     131
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 ...
     514
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 ...
     1,141
mercedes-benz-gle-class-2015-recall 28. 1. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2014 - 2016)

  VII. 2014 - IX. 2016
Due to incorrect functioning of the occupancy sensor system on the passenger’s side, the airba ...
     528
mercedes-benz-gl-class-2015-recall 28. 1. 2017

Mercedes-Benz GL (2014 - 2016)

  VII. 2014 - IX. 2016
Due to incorrect functioning of the occupancy sensor system on the passenger’s side, the airba ...
     466
23. 9. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (2014 - 2015)

  11. 2014 - 7. 2015
The lock of the rear headrest’s extending mechanism might not work adequately, leading to inju ...
     409
15. 7. 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (2015)

  IV. - VIII. 2015
In the event of a car crash involving strong forces the end mount of the rear right seat belt may fa ...
     383
15. 7. 2016

Mercedes-Benz ML-Class (2015)

  VI. - IX. 2015
In the event of a car crash involving strong forces the end mount of the rear right seat belt may fa ...
     384

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary



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