Mercedes-Benz M-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
70.9% pass rate
from 3,492 tests in 2017
(27% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.057% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Individual lamps (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.086% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.49% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.086% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.086% fail on Lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.057% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 11% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Hoses (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.97% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake imbalance (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Parking brake operation (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Gradient hand brake (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.60% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on ABS
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.057% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.057% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.057% fail on Components
        • 0.057% fail on Hoses (49 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Front drive shafts (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Constant velocity joints (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front
      • 0.11% fail on Rear (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Air suspension (23 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Suspension unit (33 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Bellows (52 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.057% fail on Front suspension joints (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Size/type
    • 0.057% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.029% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Requirements
    • 0.66% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.66% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.057% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.029% fail on Cap
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (95% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.97% fail on Registration plates and VIN (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Free play
        • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering lock (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.029% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.057% fail on Operation
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
    • 0.057% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.057% fail on Condition
  • 0.086% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Body condition
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers
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