Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1983
62.4% pass rate
from 460 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.65% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.0% fail on Battery
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.43% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.22% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.2% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.87% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage condition (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.65% fail on Front
    • 0.43% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.43% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.22% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.3% fail on Components
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (150% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.65% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (72% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on System
      • 1.1% fail on Pipe
      • 0.65% fail on Hose
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Free play
        • 0.43% fail on Steering box
      • 0.43% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.43% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
        • 0.43% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.22% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.65% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Steering operation
  • 6.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.87% fail on Doors
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.87% fail on Seats
      • 0.87% fail on Drivers
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers
    • 0.65% fail on Speedometer
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle Identification Number

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