Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1984
67.5% pass rate
from 462 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% better than other 1984 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on All direction indicators
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.2% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.87% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.87% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.87% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.22% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.5% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.87% fail on Leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 0.87% fail on Hub components
      • 0.87% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.43% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on ABS
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.43% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.43% fail on Steering damper (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
        • 0.22% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.22% fail on Steering component
      • 0.22% fail on Free play
        • 0.22% fail on Steering box
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Pump
      • 0.22% fail on Rams
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering shaft
  • 4.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers
      • 0.43% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (150% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
    • 0.43% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate

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