Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1992
65.3% pass rate
from 426 tests in 2020
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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.70% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.70% fail on Switch
    • 0.47% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment (81% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.94% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pipes (13 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.70% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.70% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.47% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.94% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.70% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.23% fail on Valves
    • 0.94% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.23% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.70% fail on Pipe
      • 0.70% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.94% fail on Seats
      • 0.70% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.23% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.47% fail on Boot lid (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.23% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.23% fail on Towbar
      • 0.23% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Floor
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (68% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Rams
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
    • 0.23% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play
      • 0.23% fail on Steering box
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.94% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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