Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2013
86.4% pass rate
from 6,523 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.015% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.046% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.031% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front lamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Rear lamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.046% fail on Registration plate lamp (96% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Horn
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.046% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.60% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Front wheels (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
    • 0.092% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.092% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.092% fail on Components
        • 0.046% fail on Pipes
        • 0.015% fail on Hoses
        • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Servos
    • 0.031% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.015% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.015% fail on Pedal
        • 0.015% fail on Anti-slip
  • 1.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
    • 0.061% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Location
    • 0.015% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.17% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.015% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.092% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
    • 0.015% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.061% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
    • 0.015% fail on Body condition
  • 0.046% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Steering system (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Free play
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack

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