Mercedes-Benz M-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2011
79.8% pass rate
from 2,754 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Headlamp levelling device (25 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.036% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.073% fail on Horn
    • 0.036% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.036% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.036% fail on Lamp
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.036% fail on Size/type
    • 0.036% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.0% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Condition (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.36% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.073% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.073% fail on Air suspension (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.036% fail on Bellows
    • 0.036% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.036% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.036% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.036% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.036% fail on Front
    • 0.036% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Hoses
      • 0.073% fail on Leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.036% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.76% fail on Hub components (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.29% fail on ABS
    • 0.073% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.036% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.036% fail on Pedal
        • 0.036% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.036% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.036% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.073% fail on System
      • 0.036% fail on Hose
    • 0.073% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Emissions
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.036% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.036% fail on Requirements
      • 0.036% fail on Installation check
        • 0.036% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.036% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.036% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Steering control
      • 0.073% fail on Steering lock (46 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Power steering
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.073% fail on Body condition
    • 0.036% fail on Seats
      • 0.036% fail on Drivers
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