Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1995
62.3% pass rate
from 677 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.15% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.44% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Horn
    • 0.44% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Battery
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 11% fail on Emissions (81% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on System
    • 0.89% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.9% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.89% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front wheels (78% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear wheels (77% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.5% fail on ABS
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.9% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting (77% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.59% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.59% fail on Front
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (70% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Requirements
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.15% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
        • 0.15% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.15% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Body condition (68% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Vehicle structure (75% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis (75% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.74% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate

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