Mercedes-Benz M-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2010
72.5% pass rate
from 3,002 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate lamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.100% fail on Horn
    • 0.067% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.067% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.63% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.63% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.033% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.033% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.100% fail on Front
      • 0.033% fail on Rear
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension arms (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (95% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension unit
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.067% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.100% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.067% fail on Front wheels (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.033% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses
      • 0.067% fail on Leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.77% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Washers (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.100% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.067% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.033% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 0.83% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.067% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Steering control
      • 0.067% fail on Steering lock (48 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Steering system
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.067% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Body condition
    • 0.033% fail on Seats
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers
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