Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1987
58.2% pass rate
from 110 tests in 2020
(40% worse than other 1987 cars)
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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 11% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Switch
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.91% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Horn
      • 0.91% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.91% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.91% fail on Switch
    • 0.91% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.91% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt
          • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.7% fail on Load sensing valves (35 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.8% fail on Brake fluid (8 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.91% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.91% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.91% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.6% fail on Chassis
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.91% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on System (7 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Hose
    • 1.8% fail on Seats
      • 0.91% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.91% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.91% fail on Transmission
      • 0.91% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.91% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.91% fail on Body
      • 0.91% fail on Panel
    • 0.91% fail on Floor
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.8% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.91% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.91% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 12% fail on Visibility
    • 6.4% fail on Washers
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on View to rear (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Mirrors (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.4% fail on Steering
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.8% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.91% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.91% fail on Steering arm
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 2.7% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.91% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.91% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.91% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Speedometer (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates

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