Mercedes-Benz GL-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
73.4% pass rate
from 305 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.98% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.98% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.98% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.98% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.66% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.66% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt
          • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.66% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.66% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.33% fail on Cable
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.66% fail on Lever
    • 0.66% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.66% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.33% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.33% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
      • 0.33% fail on Requirements
    • 0.98% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.98% fail on Exhaust emissions (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.33% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Visibility (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Transmission
      • 0.66% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.66% fail on Joints
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.33% fail on Body
      • 0.33% fail on Panel
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 0.98% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pipes and hoses (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.33% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.33% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.98% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
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