Mercedes-Benz B-Class Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2016: Can I use conventional tyres?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Apr 2020

Physically, there’s no problem with switching from run-flat to non run-flat tyres. You might even (almost certainly) find the car rides better than it did on run-flats and the Benz B-Class always had a fairly brittle ride, so any improvement is worthwhile.

Yes, you’ll have to arrange some sort of contingency should a flat tyre occur, but you can source a puncture repair kit pretty easily. There are even puncture-repair-in-a-can products (and have been for years) although they’re not always 100 per cent successful. If you’re keen, you could always find a space-saver spare from another model at a wrecking yard. Provided it’s the right diameter and the stud pattern matches, you’re good to go. Don’t forget to include the tools required to change a flat, though.

The other thing to do is to replace all four tyres at the same time. Driving around on a mix of run-flats and non run-flats is a bad idea and could give the car some evil handling traits, especially in the wet.

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Mercedes-Benz headlines latest round of safety recalls

Mercedes-Benz headlines latest round of safety recalls

17 Oct 2018 · by Spencer Leech

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls with seven separate call backs affecting 12 Mercedes-Benz models.

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Is it normal for five year-old Mercedes sensors to go out?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Feb 2018

It’s not a common failure, and I doubt that Mercedes-Benz would contribute to the cost of repairs.

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Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram, Aston Martin models recalled

Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram, Aston Martin models recalled

13 Jul 2017 · by Justin Hilliard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its latest round of national safety recalls, with models from Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram and Aston Martin affected.

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B180 or ASX a better used buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Jan 2017

The price is a little high; I wouldn’t pay any more than $15,000 for it. There’s no question about it doing 115 km a day, but at that rate the kilometres would quickly climb and you’d soon be in the danger zone where problems are more likely to occur. That’s where you would strike the problem of expensive parts, repairs and servicing. You would need an independent mechanic to look after it at a reasonable rate. Bluetooth was standard, but a reversing camera was optional. I wouldn’t recommend it. At $19,900 the ASX is a better buy.

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Softening B200 ride

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Dec 2014

Switching from run-flats will help but could be quite costly. It would be best to get smaller wheels with higher-profile tyres, and definitely not anything with an aggressive 45-series profile.

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Benz B200 CDI stranded

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Apr 2013

It's disappointing when problems occur so soon after delivery, but they sometimes do. The issue is whether or not the carmaker fixes them, and in this case it seems that Mercedes-Benz has, which really is the end of the matter. I don't think there is anything in what has happened to you to justify a request for an extended warranty.

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