Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1995
64.9% pass rate
from 524 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps (85% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.57% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.57% fail on Horn
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.9% fail on Spark ignition (46% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.57% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.95% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.95% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.95% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.19% fail on Other braking system component
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.95% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.76% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Springs
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.38% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Body
      • 0.38% fail on Body condition (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Panel
      • 0.38% fail on Other body component
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.19% fail on System
    • 0.57% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.57% fail on Flexible couplings (25 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Integral vehicle structure (79% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (78% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.19% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Chassis
      • 0.19% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.19% fail on Cabs
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.76% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Airbags
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
        • 0.19% fail on Steering component
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Rams
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering box
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.19% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment

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