Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1992
69.0% pass rate
from 923 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 1992 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (91% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn (85% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 1992 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.76% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (88% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.98% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.98% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.65% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.11% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
      • 0.33% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.87% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.54% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension rod
  • 7.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.33% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.33% fail on Joints
        • 0.11% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.43% fail on Chassis (70% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis condition (69% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Floor
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Cabs
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.76% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (40% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (50% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.11% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates

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