Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1996
69.8% pass rate
from 169 tests in 2017
(32% better than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on All direction indicators (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.59% fail on Battery
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.59% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 0.59% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.59% fail on Component mounting
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 4.7% fail on Pipes
      • 0.59% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.59% fail on Operation
      • 0.59% fail on Leaks
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.4% fail on ABS
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.59% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.59% fail on Pedal
        • 0.59% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Mirrors (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.59% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering
      • 0.59% fail on Other components
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.8% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.59% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.59% fail on Load security
      • 0.59% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.59% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Condition
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate
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