Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
69.7% pass rate
from 531 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.75% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.94% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.56% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.19% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 10.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.1% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Prop shaft (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Flexible couplings (11 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.94% fail on Chassis
      • 0.94% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
    • 0.38% fail on Body
      • 0.38% fail on Panel
    • 0.38% fail on Floor
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (63% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering box
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.19% fail on Anchorages

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