Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1983
71.8% pass rate
from 504 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.99% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.60% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.99% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (67% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joints (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.99% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.79% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.99% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Springs
      • 0.40% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.40% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.20% fail on Axles
      • 0.20% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 8.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's seat
      • 1.2% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.99% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.20% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Pipe
      • 0.40% fail on Hose
    • 0.60% fail on Transmission
      • 0.60% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.40% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
    • 0.20% fail on Floor
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.99% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 1983 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt
          • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.60% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.79% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.60% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.60% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.60% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.20% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Pump
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.20% fail on Steering box
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 0.99% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.40% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle Identification Number

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