Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1991
67.8% pass rate
from 373 tests in 2017
(17% better than other 1991 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.80% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.80% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.54% fail on Lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
      • 0.27% fail on Tell tale
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting (68% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.54% fail on Attachment
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.54% fail on Front
      • 0.27% fail on Rear
    • 0.27% fail on General condition
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.27% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes
    • 0.27% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Front wheels (86% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.4% fail on Components
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
    • 1.3% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Hub components
      • 0.80% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.80% fail on System
      • 0.54% fail on Pipe
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.54% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.54% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.54% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.54% fail on Chassis
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment

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