Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
68.3% pass rate
from 180 tests in 2020
(1.8% better than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (16% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (82% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.56% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.56% fail on Suspension unit
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (6.3% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (0.19% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (4.3% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (4.1% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (68% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (11% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (53% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies) (35% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (10% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (50% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.56% fail on Cable
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.56% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (28% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis (18% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition (17% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (82% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.56% fail on Transmission
      • 0.56% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.56% fail on Flexible couplings
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2.8% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (1.2% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition (5.4% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions (17% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.56% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (65% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Size/type
    • 0.56% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (59% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (61% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (62% better than other 1988 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (46% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components (25% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.56% fail on Steering column
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (19% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (24% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Requirements

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