Mercedes-Benz V-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1998
51.5% pass rate
from 163 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.61% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.61% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 9.2% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 8.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.61% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical wiring (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.61% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.61% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 9.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 8.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 7.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 7.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.61% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.61% fail on Other components
    • 0.61% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels
    • 7.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.7% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
      • 0.61% fail on Operation
      • 0.61% fail on Leaks
    • 3.1% fail on ABS
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
        • 1.2% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.61% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
  • 12% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Condition
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on System
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 1.8% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Drivers
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers other
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.61% fail on Requirements
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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