Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1980
69.5% pass rate
from 95 tests in 2017
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 5.3% fail on Individual lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 4.2% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
      • 2.1% fail on Leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Brake performance not tested (10 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
    • 2.1% fail on Restricted movement (5 times worse than other 1980 cars)
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.2% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Hose
      • 1.1% fail on System
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.2% fail on Component mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 1.1% fail on Location
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 1.1% fail on Levelling valve
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Body condition
    • 3.2% fail on Seats
      • 3.2% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers
    • 1.1% fail on Speedometer
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate

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