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Daimler DS420 MOT Results

77.0% pass rate
from 135 tests in 2020
(12% better than other pre-1990 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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Daimler DS420 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (1.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment (1.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (4.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.74% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (3.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (4.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.74% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Other components
      • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.74% fail on Other braking system component
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.74% fail on Lever
    • 0.74% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.74% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.1% fail on Suspension (4.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.74% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (5.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (8.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.74% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.4% fail on Steering (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Other components (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.74% fail on Steering box
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.74% fail on Pipe
    • 0.74% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.74% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 2.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (9.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (9.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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