Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2005
71.0% pass rate
from 799 tests in 2017
(36% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.50% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Size/type
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.4% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.63% fail on Hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 0.13% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.13% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.13% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.63% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other

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