Mercedes-Benz R-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
66.4% pass rate
from 452 tests in 2017
(20% 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.

  • 16% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Hoses (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.44% fail on Brake operation (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.88% fail on ABS
    • 0.66% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.22% fail on Bellows
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.22% fail on Rear
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on System
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Washers (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Wipers (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.44% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
    • 0.22% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
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  • Mercedes-Benz R-Class (2006 - 2013)
    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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