Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1994
72.6% pass rate
from 95 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 1994 cars)
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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 9.5% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 6.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.1% fail on System (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.1% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 1.1% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes (71% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 1.1% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate

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