MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car : Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

ModelTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
19041561.45%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
190D6371.43%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
190E1,31267%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
20035765.55%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
200E4367.44%Tyre tread depth too low.
200TE1776.47%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
2102245.45%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
219250%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
22049969.54%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
220CDI366.67%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
220SE4100%n/a
23074363.93%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
230E13569.63%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
230SL2185.71%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
230TE4156.1%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
2405462.96%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
25021575.35%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
250D3554.29%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
2608584.71%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
260E3086.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
2702100%n/a
28071871.87%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
280G3571.43%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
280S10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
280SE4477.27%Horn inoperative.
280SL26774.91%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
2902100%n/a
3001,81870.02%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
300D6780.6%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
300SL40174.31%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
300TE4266.67%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
308D35548.45%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
32038767.44%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
320CDI862.5%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
320SL10%Fuel system leaking excessively or a risk of fire.
35022378.03%Binding brake.
38033274.4%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
400757.14%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
4161070%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
42033872.19%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
45011668.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
50070171.61%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
500SL38077.11%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
56014669.18%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
560SL771.43%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
6005675%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
A-Class48,36273.21%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
A4515486.36%Tyre seriously damaged.
A1401,30548.66%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
A1502,57366.15%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
A1602,02162.79%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
A17099360.42%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
A1804,33179.47%Tyre seriously damaged.
A180CDI540%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
A19014553.79%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
A2001,45682.69%Tyre seriously damaged.
A2103452.94%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
A22026887.69%Tyre seriously damaged.
A25010788.79%Brake lining or pad wear indicator illuminated.
Amg1866.67%Emissions levels exceed the manufacturer's specified limits.
B-Class17,67075.07%Tyre seriously damaged.
B15047865.48%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
B16018768.98%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
B17037668.09%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
B1802,51177.62%Tyre seriously damaged.
B2001,01074.36%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
B2201090%Tyre seriously damaged.
C-Class82,83975.71%Tyre tread depth too low.
C63 AMG5100%n/a
C16018952.38%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C1805,24666.53%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C180K7,08160.61%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C2008,30270.3%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C200K3,27158.82%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C22014,21562.19%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C23049664.31%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C2401,30758.15%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C2501,21477.68%Tyre tread depth too low.
C2701,64552.77%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C28030169.1%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
C3201,07361.51%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
C35036576.71%Tyre tread depth too low.
CL-Class42976.92%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CL55 AMG366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
CL635384.91%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
CL65 AMG10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
CL4201457.14%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CL5001,07573.02%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CL60014572.41%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
CLA-Class6,50784.43%Tyre seriously damaged.
CLA1806100%n/a
CLA200366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
CLA220757.14%Tyre tread depth too low.
CLC-Class1,37759.91%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CLC160785.71%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
CLC1801,35462.63%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLC20057561.04%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLC22062460.58%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CLC2301747.06%Tyre tread depth too low.
CLC350771.43%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
CLK-Class12,39059.18%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLK55 AMG1100%n/a
CLK63 AMG1100%n/a
CLK20043663.3%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLK2201,65255.93%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CLK2302360.87%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
CLK24054858.39%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLK27044658.3%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CLK2801,34063.36%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLK3202,35860.9%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CLK35062765.23%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLK43011963.87%Tyre seriously damaged.
CLK50014961.07%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLS-Class6,96375.7%Tyre seriously damaged.
CLS55 AMG2975.86%Tyre tread depth too low.
CLS63 AMG2100%n/a
CLS2509973.74%Tyre seriously damaged.
CLS32089965.07%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
CLS3501,23971.91%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
CLS50011268.75%Tyre tread depth too low.
Convertible988.89%Horn inoperative.
E-Class57,44479.16%Tyre seriously damaged.
E5529476.87%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
E20050769.82%Tyre tread depth too low.
E2207,16972.94%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
E2308068.75%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
E2401,80462.36%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
E2501,59681.7%Tyre seriously damaged.
E27078965.78%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
E2801,36467.08%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
E30065172.35%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
E3206,06563.38%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
E3501,57881.05%Tyre seriously damaged.
E4003100%n/a
E420250%Lamp "tell tales" for main beam headlamp or rear fog lamp missing or inoperative.
E43011060%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
E50017970.39%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
G-Class22385.2%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
G55450%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
G55 AMG580%Tyre seriously damaged.
G63 AMG366.67%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
G300250%Transmission joint, belt or chain excessively worn.
G3201100%n/a
G3504981.63%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
G400333.33%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
G5001070%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
GL-Class94980.82%Tyre seriously damaged.
GL32028371.02%Shock absorber disfunctional or leaking severely.
GL35015476.62%Tyre seriously damaged.
GL42018269.78%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
GL4502572%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
GL5002360.87%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
GLA-Class5,66290.55%Tyre seriously damaged.
GLA 45250%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
GLA 2003100%n/a
GLA 2207100%n/a
GLA 2501100%n/a
GLC-class16591.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
GLS-Class683.33%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Hearse4360.47%Shock absorber disfunctional or leaking severely.
Kompressor366.67%Brake lining or pad wear indicator illuminated.
Limo2090%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
M-Class475%Brake hose excessively damaged, twisted or stretched.
McLaren2100%n/a
McLaren SLR1100%n/a
ML12,51072.09%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
ML63 AMG2100%n/a
ML25068283.87%Tyre seriously damaged.
ML2703,45850.29%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
ML28075465.92%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
ML30035483.62%Tyre seriously damaged.
ML3201,65265.19%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
ML3501,05367.14%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
ML4001100%n/a
ML42013067.69%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
ML4307061.43%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
ML5009154.95%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
R-Class75672.09%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
R2805369.81%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
R32052268.77%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
R320L10%Smoke opacity levels exceed the manufacturer's specified limit.
R3508574.12%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
R350 CDI560%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
R5001764.71%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
S-Class5,88979.47%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
S553979.49%Horn inoperative.
S63 AMG10%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
S28033466.47%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
S3006100%n/a
S3202,40365.46%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
S320L1100%n/a
S35088980.99%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
S4002596%Tyre tread depth too low.
S4202259.09%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
S43010363.11%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
S50062173.43%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
S500L10%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
S6008169.14%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
SL-Class4,48983.65%Tyre seriously damaged.
SL55 AMG450%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
SL65 AMG1100%n/a
SL28039574.68%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
SL300650%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
SL3201,08977.32%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SL3501,10579.19%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
SL4504100%n/a
SL5001,41780.88%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
SL6003381.82%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
SLC1485.71%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
SLK-Class23,12974.75%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
SLK32 AMG1100%n/a
SLK55 AMG1100%n/a
SLK2001,20580.17%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
SLK2302669.23%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SLK25076583.79%Tyre cords visible or damaged.
SLK2801,20170.19%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
SLK300977.78%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
SLK32035868.99%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
SLK35064875%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
SLR1994.74%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SLS12590.4%Tyre seriously damaged.
Smart1070%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Traveliner8768.97%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
V-Class1,43681.75%Tyre tread depth too low.
V22018466.3%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
V23011040.91%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Vaneo49551.11%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Vario8962.92%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Viano2,73566.8%Headlamp aim outwith limits.

Tests: 425,040

Average Mercedes-Benz pass rate: 72.96%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major13%
2Spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major12%
3Tyre tread depth too low.5.2.3(e)Dangerous11%
4Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major11%
5Tyre seriously damaged.5.2.3(d)(i)Major10%
6Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.1.1.11(c)Major7%
7Tyre cords visible or damaged.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous7%
8Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)Major6%
9Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major6%
10Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.1.1.13(a)(ii)Dangerous6%

Tests date range: 20th May 2018 to 2nd October 2018


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