Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1988
64.9% pass rate
from 188 tests in 2020
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
    • 4.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.53% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.53% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Pipe
      • 0.53% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.6% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Panel (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 0.53% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.53% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.53% fail on Joints
      • 0.53% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.53% fail on Prop shaft
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
      • 0.53% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.53% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.53% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.53% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.53% fail on Cabs
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.53% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.53% fail on Valves
    • 1.1% fail on Load sensing valves (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.53% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.53% fail on Pipes
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.53% fail on View to rear
      • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering
      • 0.53% fail on Other components
    • 0.53% fail on Steering play
      • 0.53% fail on Steering box
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
    • 0.53% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Condition

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