Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1989
59.5% pass rate
from 304 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.99% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.99% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.66% fail on Horn
      • 0.33% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.66% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission
      • 1.6% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Flexible couplings (20 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Joints
      • 0.99% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.66% fail on Joints
        • 0.33% fail on Drive shaft
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.99% fail on Chassis
      • 0.99% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.66% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.33% fail on Pipe
    • 0.99% fail on Doors
      • 0.66% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.66% fail on Door condition
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
    • 0.99% fail on Seats
      • 0.99% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.99% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.66% fail on Body
      • 0.33% fail on Panel
      • 0.33% fail on Other body component
    • 0.33% fail on Floor
    • 0.33% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.33% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.33% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.66% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.66% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.33% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.33% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.6% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.66% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.99% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.33% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.66% fail on Transmission oil leaks (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.99% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.99% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment

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