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-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 ...
     44
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 ...
     34
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 ...
     228
Mercedes-Benz-V-Class-2018-recall-airbag-passenger 7. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz V-Class / Vito (2013 - 2018)

  1. 10. 2013 - 23. 4. 2018
A faulty “Passenger Airbag Off” light could lead to a faulty passenger presence detector ...
     121
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 ...
     215

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

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 ...
     50
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 ...
     30
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 ...
     181
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 ...
     248
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 ...
     1,080

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 ...
     50
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 ...
     92
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 ...
     154
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 ...
     56
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 ...
     56

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 ...
     377

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 ...
     585
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 ...
     449
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 ...
     607
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 ...
     746
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 ...
     730

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 ...
     2,466
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 ...
     481
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 ...
     1,116
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 ...
     549
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 ...
     502

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 ...
     173
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 ...
     352
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 ...
     477
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 ...
     411

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

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, ...
     92
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 ...
     186
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 ...
     181
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 ...
     490
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 ...
     688

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

mercedes-benz-sprinter-2017-recall-exit-assistent 15. 9. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017 - 2018)

  4. 12. 2017 - 20. 6. 2018
The exit assistance system deactivates prematurely after switching off the ignition. As a consequenc ...
     68
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 ...
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 ...
     186
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 ...
     181
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 ...
     260

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. ...
     325
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 ...
     744

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 ...
     490
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 ...
     346
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 ...
     199
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 ...
     468
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 ...
     550

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 ...
     173
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 ...
     747
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 ...
     642
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 ...
     556
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 ...
     596

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 ...
     44
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 ...
     34
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 ...
     228
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 ...
     35
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 ...
     133

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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