Reliability of the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class.

In the statistics for 2020, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2019 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
46,4 31,8 17,8 15,1 13,2 9,1 1,8 0,9

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

*The higher the number, the lower the reliability

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
59,3 49,1 31,8 17,7 12,1 10,9 7,2 1,7

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

Common Breakdowns

  • Starter (2010-2012)
  • Battery (2010-2012)
  • Steering general (2010)
  • Ignition lock (2010-2011)

Source: ADAC

owner  Mercedes-Benz E-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.

Check the vehicle’s history

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Recent E-Class Recalls

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-starter-cable
06. 06. 2021

Due to a defective screw connection, the starter motor positive cable may become damaged by the relative movements of the starter. … .

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2018-fuel-leak
11. 05. 2021

Cracks could occur in the high-pressure lines between the fuel rail and the injectors. As a result, diesel fuel could leak … .

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2018-oil-leak
13. 10. 2020

Due to the lack of documentation, there is no confirmation that the screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes … .

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