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Daimler DS420 MOT Results

72.7% pass rate
from 238 tests in 2020
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.

  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.84% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.84% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.42% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.84% fail on Lever
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Hand lever
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.84% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.42% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.84% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.84% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.84% fail on Switch
    • 0.84% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.84% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.0% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.84% fail on Floor
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on System
    • 0.42% fail on Transmission
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.42% fail on Joints
    • 0.42% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.42% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 7.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.7% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.84% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.84% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.42% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 2.1% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Operation
      • 0.42% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.84% fail on Steering column
    • 0.84% fail on Steering play
      • 0.84% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.42% fail on Steering box
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.84% fail on Size/type (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
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