Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
64.0% pass rate
from 550 tests in 2017
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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.91% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.55% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Battery
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.91% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
      • 0.55% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.55% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (62% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.55% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.91% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.55% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.18% fail on Front
    • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (65% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Body condition
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Body security
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (53% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.55% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Rams
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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