Mercedes-Benz R-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
66.3% pass rate
from 457 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 15% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (59 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Flexible brake hoses (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.88% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.66% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.0% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.44% fail on Spark ignition (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.88% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.22% fail on Springs
      • 0.22% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.22% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.22% fail on Suspension unit
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.8% fail on Joints
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on System
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on View to rear
      • 0.66% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.66% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Washers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.88% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.88% fail on Attachment
  • 0.44% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.22% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.22% fail on Speed limiter plate
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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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