Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2002
66.6% pass rate
from 1,169 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.086% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.086% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.68% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.086% fail on Lamp
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.086% fail on Battery
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 5.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.94% fail on Hoses
        • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Operation
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.086% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.086% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.86% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on ABS
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 3.3% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Component mounting (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.086% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.86% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Air suspension (43 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Operation (67 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension unit (61 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front
    • 0.086% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.086% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.086% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.086% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.086% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
      • 0.086% fail on Installation check
        • 0.086% fail on Anchorage's
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.26% fail on Steering control
      • 0.26% fail on Steering lock (20 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Power steering
      • 0.086% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Emissions (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Cap
      • 0.086% fail on System
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Body condition
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.086% fail on Drivers
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis
    • 0.086% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Condition
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate

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