Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1987
58.7% pass rate
from 121 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.83% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.83% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.83% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.83% fail on Lamp
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.83% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.83% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses
      • 0.83% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 0.83% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.83% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical components (13 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Cable (19 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.83% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Front
      • 0.83% fail on Rear
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.83% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.83% fail on Attachment
    • 0.83% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage condition
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.83% fail on System
    • 0.83% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Steering
    • 7.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.3% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.7% fail on Steering damper (25 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.83% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.83% fail on Power steering
      • 0.83% fail on Other components
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.83% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Requirements
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.83% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis
    • 0.83% fail on Body condition
    • 0.83% fail on Seats
      • 0.83% fail on Drivers

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