Mercedes-Benz R-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2009
68.8% pass rate
from 138 tests in 2017
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Rear lamps (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.72% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.72% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.72% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Air suspension (340 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.72% fail on Bellows
    • 0.72% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.72% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.72% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.72% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.72% fail on Hub components
      • 0.72% fail on Brake pads
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.72% fail on Wipers
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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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