Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1990
64.6% pass rate
from 359 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.56% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.84% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.28% fail on Valves
      • 0.56% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.56% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (74% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.56% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
      • 0.28% fail on Rear
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.84% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.56% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on General condition
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.84% fail on System
      • 0.56% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
      • 0.28% fail on Hose
    • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.56% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.56% fail on Steering damper (9 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
        • 0.28% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.28% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers
      • 0.84% fail on Passengers
    • 0.56% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.56% fail on Chassis
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
      • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment

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