Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
75.0% pass rate
from 632 tests in 2017
(41% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Battery
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Rear wheels (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.47% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.4% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks
    • 0.79% fail on ABS
    • 0.47% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.16% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.63% fail on Front
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Air suspension (40 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes
  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Wipers (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
  • 0.63% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.32% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.32% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition
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