Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1985
60.0% pass rate
from 35 tests in 2020
(30% worse than other 1985 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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Brakes (80% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 8.6% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (89% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamps (180% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Headlamp (190% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.9% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Body
      • 2.9% fail on Panel
    • 2.9% fail on Doors
      • 2.9% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 2.9% fail on Door condition
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility (35% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Washers (32% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (92% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (12 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (18% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
    • 2.9% fail on Power steering
      • 2.9% fail on Operation
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth

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