Mercedes-Benz C-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2014
87.5% pass rate
from 5,688 tests in 2017
(12% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.053% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.053% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Front lamps (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.035% fail on Registration plate lamp (95% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Fog lamp (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.018% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.053% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.018% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.070% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes
        • 0.018% fail on Hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Suspension (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.035% fail on Location
    • 0.035% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.035% fail on Front
    • 0.018% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.33% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.070% fail on Steering
    • 0.053% fail on Steering system
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.018% fail on Steering control
      • 0.018% fail on Steering column
  • 0.018% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.018% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers
  • 0.018% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.018% fail on Cap

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