Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
67.7% pass rate
from 839 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (19 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Operation (60 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Suspension unit (25 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Bellows
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.95% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.36% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.95% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
  • 6.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.95% fail on Chassis
      • 0.95% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.36% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Drive shaft (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.24% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.24% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on View to rear
      • 0.83% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (75% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.83% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.95% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.48% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates

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