Statistics: Affected model analysis

by | Feb 21, 2017 | News, Surveys | 1 comment

Affected model analysis


The has been a lot of speculation on this Internet regarding the cause. Many commenting on this issue say that it is normal, or only super sports models or AMG models are affected. We have performed an affected model analysis based upon those who filled out the survey. And when you look across the various online communities it shouldn’t come as a surprise that in short; all models are affected.


The main purpose of setting up this site was to collect some data from owners that are affected by this issue. The method employed is an online survey which can only be completed by those owners who are verified Mercedes owners. As part of the submission is a signed declaration that they have the ‘crabbing’ issue.

At the date of creation of this post, there has been a 46% response rate from registered owners. The graphics used in this post will be continuously updated as they are generated using live access to the data.

If you are an owner, and encountering this issue, please do fill out the survey to contribute to the results of the affected model analysis. You can find the link here:



The affected model analysis focussed on the models and the trim lines. The chart next to this screen provides an overview of all the models that are reported to us as affected by this issue.

Trim line

This chart shows the distribution of reported issues across the various trim lines that are available.

Body style

Another aspect the affected model analysis is concerned about is whether this is related to specific body styles. When this blog post was written, the statistics seem to show a wide spread of body style that are affected.

What is next

The next posts in the series surrounding the statistics will cover;

  • Drivetrain
  • Wheels & Tyres

If you have any other topics you’d like to see covered, please put them in the comment section below.

1 Comment

  1. Terry Pack

    Would it be worth including build date in the survey?



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