Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2011
81.2% pass rate
from 1,514 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.92% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.99% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.99% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.73% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Fog lamp
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.066% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.066% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.86% fail on Hydraulic systems (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Hoses
      • 0.066% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Hub components (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on ABS
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.066% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.066% fail on Operation
  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.46% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.066% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.73% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.26% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.066% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.066% fail on Front
  • 0.66% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.066% fail on Emissions
    • 0.066% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.066% fail on System
  • 0.13% fail on Steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system
      • 0.066% fail on Free play
        • 0.066% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.066% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.066% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.066% fail on Seats
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers

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