Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
78.0% pass rate
from 481 tests in 2017
(40% better than other 2008 cars)
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.42% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.21% fail on Hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
        • 0.42% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.42% fail on ABS
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.83% fail on Front
    • 0.21% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.21% fail on Individual lamps
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.62% fail on Steering
    • 0.62% fail on Steering system
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.42% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
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