Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2000
60.9% pass rate
from 2,246 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.045% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.045% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.53% fail on Horn
    • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Battery (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Location (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Spring mounting (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Subframe mounting (77% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front
      • 0.089% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.089% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.045% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.045% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Axles
      • 0.045% fail on Stub axle
  • 10% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Components (44% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes (35% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.045% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on ABS
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
        • 0.045% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.089% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.045% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.045% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.045% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.045% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.089% fail on Tank
      • 0.089% fail on Hose
      • 0.089% fail on Pipe
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (39% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Body condition (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.45% fail on Drivers
      • 0.089% fail on Passengers
    • 0.13% fail on Load security
      • 0.089% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.045% fail on Access panel
    • 0.089% fail on Body security
    • 0.045% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.045% fail on Doors
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers front
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Track rod end (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
        • 0.045% fail on Steering box
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.089% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Steering damper (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Steering box
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
        • 0.045% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.089% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.089% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.045% fail on Steering control
      • 0.045% fail on Steering column
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Condition
  • 0.85% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate
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