Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1985
64.6% pass rate
from 542 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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.74% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
      • 0.18% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 0.74% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.74% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.5% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (10 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.92% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.92% fail on Front
    • 0.92% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes
    • 0.18% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.55% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.5% fail on Components
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.74% fail on Leaks
    • 0.92% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Hub components
      • 0.37% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.92% fail on System
      • 0.74% fail on Pipe
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition
    • 2.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers front
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.55% fail on Steering damper (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.18% fail on Steering box
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Installation check
        • 0.18% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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