Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2002
56.8% pass rate
from 7,271 tests in 2020
(9.5% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.6% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.014% fail on Spring saddle
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.096% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.014% fail on Axles
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.014% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.014% fail on Arm
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.014% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.48% fail on Electrical equipment (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.014% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.014% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (15% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (35% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (35% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.59% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums (48% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (76% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Cable (87% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Linkage
        • 0.014% fail on Lever
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Electronic braking system (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Parking brake control (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Lever (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.028% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Servos
  • 8.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition (12% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.096% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.028% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.028% fail on Undertray
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Mirrors (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.028% fail on Window (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.028% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.041% fail on Hose
    • 0.25% fail on Doors (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
      • 0.069% fail on Other passenger's door (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.096% fail on Seats (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.096% fail on Undertray
    • 0.083% fail on Transmission (98% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.014% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.014% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.055% fail on Integral vehicle structure (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.055% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Chassis condition (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.041% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
    • 0.014% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (19% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
        • 0.041% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Steering box
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
    • 0.069% fail on Steering play
      • 0.069% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.014% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages

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