Reliability of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Mercedes-Benz models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
17,4 11,8 9,3 10,0 8,2 3,9 2,6 1,6

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
30,6 16,2 10,7 7,9 8,3 5,9 3,5 2,1

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Starter (2010)
  • General steering (2010)
  • Ignition lock (2010-2011)

Source: ADAC

owner  Mercedes-Benz C-Class owners’ reviews

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Recent C-Class Recalls

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01. 11. 2022

Improperly connected layers of the windscreen could lead to its delamination in the event of an accident. Moreover, glass splinters could … .

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17. 10. 2022

Moisture could enter the signal acquisition and actuation module. In this case, a short circuit may occur and as a result … .

Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-2021-active-hood
20. 05. 2022

An erroneous notch in the impact absorber may lead to failure of the tube sensor for the actuation of the active … .

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