Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
67.2% pass rate
from 707 tests in 2017
(19% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp (63% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.99% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.42% fail on Horn
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Lamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.99% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.85% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 10% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (67% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.0% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses
        • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.6% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 5.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions (56% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (66% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
    • 0.42% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.85% fail on Condition (63% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.14% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (60% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition (58% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure (74% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Chassis (74% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate

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