Mercedes-Benz V-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1998
55.5% pass rate
from 119 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Headlamps (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.84% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.84% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Horn
      • 0.84% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (85% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Parking brake control (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.84% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.84% fail on Pedal
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.84% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.9% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.84% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.84% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.84% fail on Operation
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition
        • 13% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.84% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.7% fail on Other leaks (20 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 13% fail on Visibility
    • 8.4% fail on Wipers
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Condition of glass (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Windscreen (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Transmission
      • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.4% fail on Joints
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.84% fail on Chassis
      • 0.84% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.84% fail on Doors
      • 0.84% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.84% fail on Door condition
    • 0.84% fail on Seats
      • 0.84% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.84% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.84% fail on Steering wheel
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Road Wheels (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates

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