Mercedes-Benz M-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
53.1% pass rate
from 2,601 tests in 2017
(5.4% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.4% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear lamps (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.73% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Battery
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.077% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.038% fail on Lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.0% fail on Parking brake performance (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Gradient hand brake (27 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.9% fail on Components
        • 6.0% fail on Pipes (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.12% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.42% fail on Leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.5% fail on ABS
    • 1.4% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
        • 0.038% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.038% fail on Components
        • 0.038% fail on Servos
      • 0.038% fail on Leaks
    • 0.077% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.077% fail on Cable
    • 0.077% fail on Restricted movement
  • 18% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Presence (33 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Subframe mounting (91% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Front (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.077% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 12% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.92% fail on Power steering (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.077% fail on Steering control
      • 0.038% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.038% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.038% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.96% fail on Mirrors (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Requirements
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Tank
      • 0.077% fail on Pipe
      • 0.077% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested (67% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seats (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Drivers (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.54% fail on Body condition (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Chassis (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.038% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.038% fail on Towbars
    • 0.038% fail on Vehicle structure

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