Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1986
73.2% pass rate
from 82 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 1986 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (48% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 1986 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (11% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (35% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (76% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (83% worse than other 1986 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (21 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (21 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.2% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.2% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (11% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (1.5% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Pipe
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition
      • 1.2% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Floor
    • 1.2% fail on Cabs
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (24% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (9.5% better than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition (4.5% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions (28% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (160% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (48% better than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 1.2% fail on Operation
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas

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