Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1982
64.0% pass rate
from 289 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 1982 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.69% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.35% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.69% fail on Lamp
      • 0.69% fail on Switch
    • 0.69% fail on Battery
    • 0.69% fail on Horn
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 6.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.9% fail on Component mounting (110% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.35% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.69% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.35% fail on Front
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.35% fail on Hoses
      • 0.35% fail on Leaks
    • 1.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.7% fail on System
      • 0.35% fail on Hose
      • 0.35% fail on Pipe
      • 0.35% fail on Cap
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers
      • 0.69% fail on Passengers
    • 0.69% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Free play (5 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Steering box (9 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.35% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.35% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.69% fail on Attachment
  • 0.69% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate

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