Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1981
70.2% pass rate
from 188 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.53% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 13% fail on Suspension (72% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (15 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (24 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.53% fail on Springs
      • 0.53% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.53% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.53% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Passenger's seat (10 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Driver's seat
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Joints
    • 0.53% fail on Chassis
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on System
    • 0.53% fail on Towbar
      • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.53% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt
          • 0.53% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.53% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.53% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.53% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Other components
    • 0.53% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.53% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.53% fail on Cable
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.53% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Steering play
      • 1.1% fail on Steering box
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Requirements
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition

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