Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2013
80.9% pass rate
from 7,479 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (39% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.040% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.040% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.31% fail on Rigid brake pipes (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.027% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.013% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.62% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.62% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.094% fail on Individual direction indicators (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Position lamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.027% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (97% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.013% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.013% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.013% fail on Horn
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.45% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Springs (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (90% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.040% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.013% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.70% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.66% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.55% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Wipers (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.053% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.027% fail on View to rear
      • 0.027% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.013% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.64% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers airbag (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates (71% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.040% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.027% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.013% fail on System
    • 0.027% fail on Body
      • 0.027% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.013% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.053% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm

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