Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1998
64.5% pass rate
from 276 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.72% fail on Fog lamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.36% fail on Front
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.3% fail on Components
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front wheels (78% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on Pipe
      • 0.36% fail on System
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.4% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Body condition
    • 0.36% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.36% fail on Chassis
    • 0.36% fail on Body security
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 0.72% fail on Steering box (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Rams
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment

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