Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1985
72.1% pass rate
from 551 tests in 2020
Pass rate by mileage
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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.91% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.73% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (92% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.73% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
    • 0.54% fail on Springs
      • 0.54% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.54% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.54% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 1985 cars)
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.91% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.73% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.73% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.18% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.36% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.36% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.18% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe
      • 0.18% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.73% fail on Transmission
      • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Joints
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.18% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.36% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Towbar
      • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.18% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.18% fail on Cabs
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (54% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.36% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.18% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.91% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.36% fail on Steering play
      • 0.36% fail on Steering box
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer

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