Mercedes-Benz M-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
67.8% pass rate
from 3,638 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.055% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Fog lamp (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.055% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.027% fail on Lamp
  • 13% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Components (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Hoses (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front wheels (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.082% fail on Parking brake operation (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Gradient hand brake (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.055% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage
      • 0.027% fail on Lever
      • 0.027% fail on Pivot
    • 0.38% fail on ABS
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Location
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts (53% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front
      • 0.055% fail on Rear (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension arms (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Air suspension (16 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension unit (48 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Operation (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Front suspension joints (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.027% fail on Component mounting
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type
    • 0.027% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Washers (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.66% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.99% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.082% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Free play
        • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.082% fail on Other components
      • 0.055% fail on Pump
      • 0.027% fail on Drive system
    • 0.055% fail on Steering control
      • 0.055% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.027% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.027% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.85% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
    • 0.082% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.027% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.027% fail on Load security
      • 0.027% fail on Tailgate
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