Mercedes-Benz M-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
71.0% pass rate
from 3,183 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.094% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.063% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.063% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.79% fail on Rear wheels (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front wheels (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.031% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on ABS
    • 0.35% fail on Mechanical components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.063% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.063% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.063% fail on Pedal
        • 0.031% fail on Condition
        • 0.031% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.031% fail on Components
        • 0.031% fail on Servos
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.9% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front
      • 0.094% fail on Rear (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Bellows
    • 0.031% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.063% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.66% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.66% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Hose (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.031% fail on Steering control
      • 0.031% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.031% fail on Power steering
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
    • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.063% fail on Seats
      • 0.063% fail on Drivers
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