Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
71.0% pass rate
from 7,877 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (17% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Individual lamps (35% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.013% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.089% fail on Horn (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.025% fail on Battery (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Lamp
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Location
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage condition (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front
    • 0.063% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Trailing arms (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.29% fail on Front wheels (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.18% fail on ABS (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.063% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.025% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.025% fail on Cable
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Pipes
    • 0.013% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal
        • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.85% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
  • 0.86% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on System
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering system (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Free play
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.038% fail on Power steering (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.013% fail on Steering control
      • 0.013% fail on Steering column
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.69% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.076% fail on Body condition
    • 0.025% fail on Body security
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
  • 0.013% fail on Towbars
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar
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