Mercedes-Benz S-Class Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 231 repairs.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (24%)

< $100 (36%)

Chart based on 175 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class problems by year

before 1999 (0%)

2000 - 2002 (18%)

2003 - 2006 (18%)

2007 - 2009 (59%)

2010 - 2013 (4%)

2014 - present (1%)

Chart based on 232 repair trips.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Problems and Repair Histories

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