Mercedes-Benz GLC MOT Results

Registered in 2016
89.7% pass rate
from 10,355 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2016 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz GLC is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.029% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.0097% fail on Size/type
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (14 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (31 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.077% fail on Other suspension component (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint (16 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0097% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.029% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Coil spring (80% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.0097% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0097% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0097% fail on Operation
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.0097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.039% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.029% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Headlamps (96% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp (95% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.0097% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.0097% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0097% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0097% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.0097% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 0.97% fail on Visibility (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Washers (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0097% fail on View to rear
      • 0.0097% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.80% fail on Brakes (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake discs and drums (75% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.019% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.039% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0097% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0097% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0097% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0097% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0097% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.0097% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.097% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0097% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.029% fail on Spark ignition (85% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0097% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0097% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.019% fail on Transmission
      • 0.0097% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0097% fail on Joints
      • 0.0097% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0097% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.019% fail on Doors
      • 0.019% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0097% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0097% fail on Body
      • 0.0097% fail on Panel
    • 0.0097% fail on Load security
      • 0.0097% fail on Access panel
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.029% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0097% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.077% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 0.019% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0097% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.0097% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0097% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (2016 on)
    Coupe styling has only a minimal effect on boot space, high quality cabin is packed with technology, suspension changes make the GLC Coupe feel truly agile.
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC (2015 on)
    Excellent refinement and very composed ride quality. Quiet diesel engine. Superb cabin quality. Spacious for rear seat passengers. Capable off-road if need be. Revamped with Mild Hybrid in 2019.

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