Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
65.7% pass rate
from 557 tests in 2020
(1.8% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (2.4% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (1.1% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (2.9% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (3.0% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (62% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (21% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (16% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (29% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (25% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies) (86% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (7.4% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (15% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (9.7% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (27% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (54% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.3% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring (180% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (34% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (78% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.90% fail on Shock absorbers (14% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component (25% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (6.7% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (68% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (16% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (17% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.90% fail on Chassis (26% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Chassis condition (39% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.90% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Prop shafts (100% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Prop shaft (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
        • 0.18% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 0.72% fail on Fuel system (8.6% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hose (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe (63% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Floor (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Cabs
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.18% fail on Undertray
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (21% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (18% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (25% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (20% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake performance not tested (51% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4.5% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs (81% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.18% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.90% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3.0% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal (1.8% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control (45% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Lever (45% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems (16% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses (26% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (4.5% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (52% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on View to rear (200% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (1.4% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (0.30% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (4.1% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions (14% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Catalyst emissions (40% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.72% fail on Fluid leaks (3.6% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.18% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (6.2% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts (5.0% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (2.3% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (27% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (49% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components (8.1% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (25% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.18% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (12% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Condition (27% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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