Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1997
65.9% pass rate
from 220 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.45% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.45% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.91% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Horn
    • 0.45% fail on Battery
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Lamp
      • 0.45% fail on Tell tale
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.0% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
      • 0.45% fail on Leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.91% fail on Brake back plates (29 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.45% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on System
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Doors
      • 1.4% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers front
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 0.91% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.45% fail on Steering control
      • 0.45% fail on Steering column
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.45% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.91% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate

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