Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1993
63.0% pass rate
from 665 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.90% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.90% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.45% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Battery
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.75% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Lamp
      • 0.45% fail on Switch
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.75% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (70% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 2.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.60% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Components
        • 0.15% fail on Pipes
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
  • 12% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas (40% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting (50% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.60% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.60% fail on Attachment
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
      • 0.45% fail on Rear
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid suspension (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes
    • 0.30% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.90% fail on System
      • 0.60% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 2.0% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.75% fail on Chassis
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (47% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
        • 0.15% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (62% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment

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