Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
57.1% pass rate
from 6,469 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 9.4% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front
      • 0.062% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Component mounting (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Spring mounting (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Subframe mounting (96% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Constant velocity joints (99% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.093% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Sub-frames (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on All direction indicators (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.031% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.70% fail on Horn
    • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Battery (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Hazard warning (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels (23% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake imbalance (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (45% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes (37% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Hoses (50% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Operation
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.046% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on ABS (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Service brake control components (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.015% fail on Lever
    • 0.015% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Warning
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
    • 0.062% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.62% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on System (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.031% fail on Hose
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Steering system (18% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Free play (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.077% fail on Other components
        • 0.077% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.015% fail on Steering box
    • 0.093% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Drive system
      • 0.015% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.015% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.53% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
      • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Installation check
        • 0.015% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Condition
  • 1.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers
    • 0.22% fail on Doors (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers other (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Body security

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