Mercedes-Benz GL-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
76.7% pass rate
from 275 tests in 2017
(37% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.73% fail on Fog lamp
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Front wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on ABS
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.36% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.36% fail on Cable
    • 0.36% fail on Hub components
      • 0.36% fail on Brake pads
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.73% fail on Air suspension (134 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Bellows (845 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.73% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.73% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.36% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.36% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.36% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.73% fail on Wipers
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.73% fail on Body condition
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.73% fail on Emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on System
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.36% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
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