Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1994
62.7% pass rate
from 496 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (71% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp (80% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.40% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Fog lamp (75% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.40% fail on Switch
      • 0.20% fail on Lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Battery
    • 0.40% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 10% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.60% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Component mounting (65% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.40% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Location
    • 0.81% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment
      • 0.20% fail on Presence
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.40% fail on Front
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on System
    • 0.81% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.40% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (63% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Front wheels (88% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (67% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.60% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (56% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.60% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Steering pivot point (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Free play
        • 0.20% fail on Steering box
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment

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