Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
62.4% pass rate
from 1,134 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2001 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.088% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.088% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.088% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.97% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Battery (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.088% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.088% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.088% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.44% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Front
    • 0.26% fail on Air suspension (29 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension unit (54 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Gas suspension (78 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.088% fail on Bellows
    • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.088% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.088% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front wheels (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes
        • 0.97% fail on Hoses
      • 0.44% fail on Leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.62% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.088% fail on Pedal
        • 0.088% fail on Condition
    • 0.088% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 6.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.088% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.088% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on System
      • 0.26% fail on Cap
      • 0.088% fail on Pipe
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
      • 0.088% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.088% fail on Body security
    • 0.088% fail on Seats
      • 0.088% fail on Drivers
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.088% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
    • 0.088% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.088% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on Condition

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