Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1996
64.4% pass rate
from 1,019 tests in 2017
(19% better than other 1996 cars)
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.59% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.098% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.098% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.098% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Fog lamp (65% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Horn
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate lamp (86% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Battery
    • 0.098% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (60% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (84% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.098% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.098% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.79% fail on System
      • 0.49% fail on Cap
      • 0.29% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Pipe
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (57% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting (75% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.098% fail on Rear
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (65% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.098% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.098% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (46% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.59% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.098% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.098% fail on Size/type
    • 0.098% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (54% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (45% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (68% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Body condition (73% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body security
    • 0.098% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.098% fail on Load security
      • 0.098% fail on Access panel
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.59% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment

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