Mercedes-Benz R-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
67.2% pass rate
from 448 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Rear lamps (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.45% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Horn
  • 15% fail on Brakes (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.45% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.45% fail on ABS
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Warning
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front drive shafts (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Air suspension (95 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Suspension unit (266 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.22% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.67% fail on Emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.67% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.67% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.67% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
  • 0.22% fail on Steering
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering lock
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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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