Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1991
74.4% pass rate
from 344 tests in 2020
(28% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.58% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.58% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.29% fail on Mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (68% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.87% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.87% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.58% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.58% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pipes (31 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.87% fail on Chassis
      • 0.87% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.58% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.58% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Pipe
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.58% fail on Body
      • 0.58% fail on Panel
    • 0.29% fail on Floor
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.29% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.29% fail on Brake pads
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.87% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.87% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.29% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
        • 0.29% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.87% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (76% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.87% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates

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