Mercedes-Benz V-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1999
42.8% pass rate
from 138 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 15% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 15% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.4% fail on Lamp (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 30% fail on Brakes (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.72% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 14% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 13% fail on Components (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 11% fail on Pipes (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.72% fail on Operation
      • 0.72% fail on Leaks
    • 7.2% fail on Hub components (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads
    • 4.3% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.72% fail on Fitment
    • 0.72% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.72% fail on Pedal
        • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.6% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.72% fail on Front
      • 0.72% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.72% fail on Operation
    • 0.72% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Mirrors (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Bonnet (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.7% fail on Steering
    • 8.0% fail on Steering system
      • 7.2% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering
      • 0.72% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 0.72% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.72% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.72% fail on Chassis
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.72% fail on Drivers
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Road Wheels (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.72% fail on Towbars
    • 0.72% fail on Towbar

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