Mercedes-Benz R-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
72.3% pass rate
from 339 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2008 cars)
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.88% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.29% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Hoses (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Mechanical components (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.88% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.59% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Air suspension (109 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.29% fail on Bellows
    • 0.29% fail on General condition
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Spring mounting
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 2.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on System (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hose
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.88% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.59% fail on Steering
    • 0.29% fail on Steering system
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
  • 0.59% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 0.59% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.29% fail on Load security
      • 0.29% fail on Bootlid
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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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