Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
70.8% pass rate
from 651 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 1991 cars)
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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (56% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.77% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn (79% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.92% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.92% fail on Chassis
      • 0.92% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
    • 0.15% fail on Transmission
      • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.15% fail on Floor
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (54% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.92% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.31% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.15% fail on Other braking system component
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (55% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (52% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.46% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.31% fail on Steering play
      • 0.31% fail on Steering box
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.46% fail on Non catalyst emissions (79% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.31% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.15% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.15% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 0.77% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.15% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plates

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