Mercedes-Benz R-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2009
61.9% pass rate
from 155 tests in 2020
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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.65% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.65% fail on Lever
    • 0.65% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.65% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.65% fail on Brake pads
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.65% fail on Springs
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.65% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.65% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.65% fail on Bellows
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.3% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.65% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.65% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.65% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on System
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility
    • 0.65% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.65% fail on Wipers
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
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