Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1996
63.3% pass rate
from 166 tests in 2020
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Springs (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Coil spring (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.60% fail on Position lamp
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.60% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.60% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.60% fail on Servos
    • 0.60% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.60% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Pipe
      • 0.60% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.60% fail on System
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.60% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.60% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.60% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.60% fail on Body
      • 0.60% fail on Panel
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.60% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.60% fail on Door condition
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.8% fail on Power steering
      • 1.8% fail on Operation (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.60% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.60% fail on Condition

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