Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
70.2% pass rate
from 439 tests in 2020
(5.7% better than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Brakes (2.5% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (16% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (12% better than other 1989 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (0.19% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (32% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other 1989 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% better than other 1989 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (30% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (15% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance (8.5% better than other 1989 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (60% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (91% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (7.5% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (5.5% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.23% fail on Cable
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (27% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (6.6% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp levelling device (10 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (55% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (20% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Switch (68% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies) (39% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% better than other 1989 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (3.4% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3.2% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (15% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (42% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.91% fail on Sub-frames (50% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (21% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (43% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (5.5% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (12% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (73% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (76% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system (14% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Tank
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.23% fail on System
    • 0.68% fail on Transmission (66% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Prop shafts (93% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Flexible couplings (9 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.46% fail on Chassis (59% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Chassis condition (58% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seats (45% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's seat (21% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Cabs
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (0.071% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (6.4% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition (6.9% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (22% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.68% fail on Compression ignition (47% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (31% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (1.6% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (37% better than other 1989 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (62% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (67% worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (35% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (18% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end (62% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.23% fail on Steering column
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play
      • 0.23% fail on Steering box
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (3.8% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (3.5% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (17% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (22% better than other 1989 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle (7.2% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates (4.3% better than other 1989 cars)

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