Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1995
71.8% pass rate
from 110 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 1995 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.91% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.91% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.91% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.91% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.91% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
      • 0.91% fail on Attachment
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.91% fail on Front
    • 0.91% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 7.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on System (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.91% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (69% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.8% fail on Components
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.91% fail on Pipes
      • 0.91% fail on Operation
    • 1.8% fail on ABS
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.91% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.91% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.91% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.91% fail on Pedal
        • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Hub components
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.91% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.91% fail on Doors
      • 0.91% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.91% fail on Seats
      • 0.91% fail on Passengers

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