Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1982
70.6% pass rate
from 327 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 1982 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.92% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.31% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.92% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.31% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (13 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.92% fail on Springs
      • 0.61% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.61% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.31% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.92% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.92% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.4% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hose
      • 0.31% fail on System
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.5% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's seat
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.92% fail on Transmission
      • 0.61% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.61% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Joints
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
    • 0.61% fail on Floor
    • 0.61% fail on Cabs (8 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 1982 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (73% better than other 1982 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.31% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.92% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.92% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.31% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components (170% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.31% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.31% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.92% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.31% fail on Speedometer

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