Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
68.3% pass rate
from 693 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 1993 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.87% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment (71% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.87% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bar (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.58% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.43% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
  • 7.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.87% fail on Chassis
      • 0.87% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.87% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.72% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Flexible couplings (13 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
    • 0.29% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Body condition (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.14% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.14% fail on Cabs
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.87% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.14% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (57% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on View to rear
      • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Airbags (30 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Drivers airbag (30 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (48% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment

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