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-Benz-B-Class-recall-occupant-sensor 2. 11. 2018

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2018)

  10. 1. 2018 - 14. 2. 2018
The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat may not be adequate. As ...
     169
Mercedes-Benz-CLA-2017-occupant-sensor 2. 11. 2018

Mercedes-Benz CLA (2018)

  10. 1. 2018 - 14. 2. 2018
The calibration of the occupant classification system for the passenger seat may not be adequate. As ...
     177
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 ...
     181
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 ...
     184
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 ...
     396

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

mercedes-benz-sprinter-2018-recall-brake-lights 8. 12. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017 - 2018)

  13. 12. 2017 - 1. 8. 2018
An incorrectly installed wiring harness may jam between the stop-lamp switch and the brake lever. Th ...
     465
Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2018-recall-brakes 5. 10. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018)

  IV. 2018 - VI. 2018
The pistons on the rear axle brake calipers are inadequate. This may lead to reduced braking perform ...
     204
Mercedes-Benz-GLS-2018-recall-breaks 5. 10. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GLS (2018)

  IV. 2018 - VI. 2018
The pistons on the rear axle brake calipers are inadequate. This may lead to reduced braking perform ...
     167
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 ...
     311
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 ...
     407

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

Mercedes-Benz-GLS-2016-recall-oil-leak 29. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GLS (2016)

  until VI. 2016
The sealing cap of the Active Curve System’s oil reservoir does not prevent oil from leaking o ...
     137
Mercedes-Benz-GLE-2016-recall-oil-leak 29. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2015 - 2016)

  until VI. 2016
The sealing cap of the Active Curve System’s oil reservoir does not prevent oil from leaking o ...
     204
Mercedes-Benz-GL-2013-recall-oil-leak 29. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz GL (2010 - 2016)

  XI. 2010 - VI. 2016
The sealing cap of the Active Curve System’s oil reservoir does not prevent oil from leaking o ...
     253
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2018-recall-exhaust 28. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018)

  III. 2018
The lower engine compartment cover lacks the necessary left-hand gap for the exhaust system. As a re ...
     208
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2018-recall-exhaust 28. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018)

  III. 2018
The lower engine compartment cover lacks the necessary left-hand gap for the exhaust system. As a re ...
     242

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 ...
     662

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 ...
     748
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 ...
     537
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 ...
     729
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 ...
     862
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 ...
     922

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 ...
     2,737
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 ...
     566
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 ...
     1,255
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 ...
     681
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 ...
     577

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 ...
     291
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 ...
     420
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 ...
     624
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 ...
     482

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

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 ...
     278
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-pedestrian 3. 11. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016 - 2018)

  11. 10. 2016 - 11. 1. 2018
The operation of the active bonnet may be faulty because of a wrong positioning of the sensor hose i ...
     274
Mercedes-Benz-C-2017-recall-strips 23. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2016 - 2017)

  I. 2016 - XI. 2017
The decorative strips on the rear waist finisher have not been glued on correctly. As a consequence, ...
     237
Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2018-recall-navi-ecall 24. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018)

  19. 1. 2018 až 17. 4. 2018
The navigation software may be faulty, storing the wrong location of the vehicle. As a result, when ...
     453
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 ...
     376

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-2016-recall-e-call 20. 1. 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2016 - 2018)

  2016 - 2018
The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. As a resul ...
Mercedes-Benz-B-Class-2016-recall-e-call 20. 1. 2019

Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2016 - 2018)

  2016 - 2018
The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. As a resul ...
Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2016-recall-e-call 20. 1. 2019

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2016 - 2018)

  2016 - 2018
The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. As a resul ...
Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-e-call 20. 1. 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016 - 2018)

  2016 - 2018
The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. As a resul ...
Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-2018-recall-e-call 20. 1. 2019

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2016 - 2018)

  2016 - 2018
The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. As a resul ...

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 ...
     278
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 ...
     110
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. ...
     542
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 ...
     828

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 ...
     660
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 ...
     495
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 ...
     271
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 ...
     639
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 ...
     766

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 ...
     291
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 ...
     920
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 ...
     710
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 ...
     702
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 ...
     738

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

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 ...
     181
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 ...
     184
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 ...
     396
mercedes-benz-e-class-cabrio-2017-recall-isofix 23. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (2017)

  X. 2017 - XI. 2017
The ISOFIX console, anchoring the child seat to the car body, may not be adequate. As a result, the ...
     151
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 ...
     253

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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