Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
71.8% pass rate
from 712 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.84% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.70% fail on Electronic parking brake (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Springs
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Position lamp (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.84% fail on Spark ignition (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.56% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.98% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.98% fail on Attachment
  • 0.84% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System
  • 0.56% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.56% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
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