Mercedes-Benz V-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1999
48.8% pass rate
from 121 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 21% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 17% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Brake performance not tested (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
    • 9.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Electronic stability control (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.7% fail on Pedal (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.83% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.83% fail on Lever
  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 20% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 20% fail on Headlamp (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (14 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.83% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.83% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.83% fail on Horn
  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.83% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.83% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.3% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.83% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.83% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.83% fail on Operation
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.4% fail on Transmission
      • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.0% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Other passenger's door (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Driver's door (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.83% fail on Hose
      • 0.83% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.83% fail on Towbar
      • 0.83% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Bonnet (15 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on View to rear
      • 1.7% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.7% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.7% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.83% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.83% fail on Other leaks
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 3.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 6.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.83% fail on Steering play
      • 0.83% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plates

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