Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1980
65.7% pass rate
from 105 tests in 2020
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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.95% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.95% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.95% fail on Horn
    • 0.95% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.95% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.8% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Seats (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Driver's seat (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Passenger's seat (7 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 7.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.95% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.95% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.95% fail on Springs
      • 0.95% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.95% fail on Coil spring
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.95% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt
          • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.95% fail on Lever
    • 0.95% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.95% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.95% fail on Other components
      • 0.95% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.95% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.95% fail on Steering play
      • 0.95% fail on Steering box
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
      • 0.95% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.95% fail on Speedometer

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