Mercedes-Benz S-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2013
89.0% pass rate
from 282 tests in 2017
(35% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.35% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Front suspension joints (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes
    • 0.71% fail on Hub components
      • 0.71% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.71% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.35% fail on ABS
  • 0.71% fail on Driver's view of the road (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wipers
    • 0.35% fail on Washers
  • 0.35% fail on Steering
    • 0.35% fail on Steering system
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
  • 0.35% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.35% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.35% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.35% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
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