Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1989
63.6% pass rate
from 346 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.87% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.58% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.2% fail on Components
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.29% fail on Valves
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.58% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.87% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.58% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
      • 0.58% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.87% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid suspension (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 7.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.87% fail on System
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
    • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.87% fail on Seats
      • 0.87% fail on Drivers
      • 0.58% fail on Passengers
    • 0.58% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.29% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.29% fail on Load security
      • 0.29% fail on Bootlid
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 4.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.58% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.58% fail on Steering damper (19 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering box
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 0.87% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment

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