Mercedes-Benz M-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.8% pass rate
from 2,246 tests in 2017
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Front lamps (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.089% fail on Switch
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.89% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.18% fail on Battery (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.045% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.045% fail on Lamp
    • 0.045% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 17% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Presence (66 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.045% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front
      • 0.045% fail on Rear
    • 0.18% fail on Air suspension (19 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Suspension unit (28 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Bellows
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.089% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
  • 16% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Components (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.089% fail on Gradient hand brake (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.93% fail on Condition
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.45% fail on ABS
    • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.22% fail on Cable
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.089% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
        • 0.089% fail on Anti-slip
  • 12% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
        • 0.045% fail on Steering component
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Rams
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
    • 0.089% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.045% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.045% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Emissions (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on System
      • 0.089% fail on Cap
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
    • 0.045% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Requirements
  • 0.98% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.36% fail on Body condition
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.089% fail on Load security
      • 0.045% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.045% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
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