Mercedes-Benz B-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2005
64.8% pass rate
from 324 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2005 cars)
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.9% fail on Coil springs (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.62% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.31% fail on Front
  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Components
        • 0.31% fail on Pipes
    • 0.31% fail on ABS
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Wipers
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Emissions
    • 0.93% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.62% fail on Pipe (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Tank
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.93% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.93% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.62% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate
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