Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
64.7% pass rate
from 728 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.27% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Battery
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.27% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.69% fail on Horn
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Lamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Prescribed areas (49% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Component mounting (52% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.41% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 0.96% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Presence
    • 0.96% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.82% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
    • 0.55% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (57% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.2% fail on Components
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
      • 0.69% fail on Leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.96% fail on Hub components
      • 0.96% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.27% fail on ABS
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.69% fail on System
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe
      • 0.41% fail on Cap
      • 0.27% fail on Hose
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (58% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.27% fail on Load security
      • 0.27% fail on Bootlid (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.82% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (58% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (53% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.27% fail on Steering box
      • 0.14% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
  • 0.55% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.14% fail on Towbars
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure

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