Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
65.4% pass rate
from 645 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.62% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Switch
      • 0.31% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.62% fail on Horn
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.31% fail on Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.93% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.93% fail on Front
      • 0.16% fail on Rear
    • 0.93% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.16% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.7% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 6.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.93% fail on System
      • 0.31% fail on Cap
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (64% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (48% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
        • 0.16% fail on Steering component
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.62% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.62% fail on Chassis
    • 0.62% fail on Doors
      • 0.62% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
    • 0.16% fail on Load security
      • 0.16% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Towbars
    • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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