Mercedes-Benz R-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
69.0% pass rate
from 436 tests in 2020
(29% 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 R-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.23% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.69% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.6% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.69% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.23% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.23% fail on Undertray
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Springs
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.23% fail on Coil spring
  • 4.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.46% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.92% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 0.92% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.92% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.46% fail on Other components
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.23% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.4% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
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    Mercedes-Benz version of a people carrier. Huge amounts of space inside. Available as a long wheelbase for even more room. A seven seater from 2010 rather than the original six-seater.

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