Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1988
65.8% pass rate
from 190 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 2.1% fail on Tell tale
      • 2.1% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Battery
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.53% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.53% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.53% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front
      • 0.53% fail on Rear
    • 0.53% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.53% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.53% fail on Valves
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.53% fail on Cable
    • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.8% fail on Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
    • 0.53% fail on Speedometer
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Requirements
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Drag link end
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment

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