Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1992
69.1% pass rate
from 463 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 1992 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 6.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.22% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.22% fail on Valves
      • 0.65% fail on Leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.22% fail on Cable
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.43% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid suspension (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes (13 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.65% fail on Rear
    • 0.22% fail on General condition
    • 0.22% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe
      • 0.43% fail on System
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.22% fail on Steering box
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.43% fail on Requirements
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Body condition
    • 0.65% fail on Seats
      • 0.65% fail on Drivers
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers
    • 0.43% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis
    • 0.22% fail on Body security
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment

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