Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1993
63.2% pass rate
from 612 tests in 2020
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.82% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.49% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.1% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.49% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.49% fail on Switch
  • 10.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.5% fail on Spark ignition (43% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (67% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.65% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other body component
      • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on Pipe
      • 0.33% fail on Hose
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.16% fail on System
    • 0.98% fail on Seats
      • 0.82% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.65% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.65% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.65% fail on Floor
    • 0.49% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.16% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.16% fail on Belts
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.16% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.98% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.98% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.98% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.82% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.49% fail on Lever
    • 0.49% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.82% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.49% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.82% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.49% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pipes (14 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.16% fail on Steering box
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering box
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
    • 0.82% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer

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