Mercedes-Benz V-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1997
47.4% pass rate
from 116 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Brakes (88% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.86% fail on Brake operation
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (99% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Components (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Pipes (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.86% fail on Operation
    • 9.5% fail on Hub components (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 14% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Switch
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.8% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 4.3% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.86% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.86% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Horn
  • 27% fail on Suspension
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 9.5% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.86% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.86% fail on Linkage condition
    • 4.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.86% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.86% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.86% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.86% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.86% fail on Cap
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Mirrors (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Steering
    • 8.6% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.86% fail on Power steering
      • 0.86% fail on Other components
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
  • 6.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.7% fail on Doors
      • 0.86% fail on Drivers
      • 0.86% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.86% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate

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