Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1994
61.6% pass rate
from 1,125 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (63% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.98% fail on All direction indicators (170% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale (170% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.71% fail on Horn
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.089% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.7% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
      • 0.44% fail on Leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (51% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Front wheels (84% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.089% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.9% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.089% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
        • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.089% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.4% fail on Emissions (34% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.98% fail on System (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
  • 12% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.8% fail on Component mounting (45% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.89% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.53% fail on Rear
      • 0.44% fail on Front
    • 0.98% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Fluid suspension (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pipes (17 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
      • 0.089% fail on Other components
    • 0.53% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.089% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.089% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.089% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (36% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.80% fail on Seats
      • 0.80% fail on Drivers
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers
    • 0.089% fail on Speedometer
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.089% fail on Free play
        • 0.089% fail on Steering box
      • 0.089% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.089% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.089% fail on Other components
        • 0.089% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Drive system (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
      • 0.089% fail on Pump
    • 0.089% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.089% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (37% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (46% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Requirements
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment
    • 0.71% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.71% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.089% fail on Condition
  • 0.089% fail on Towbars
    • 0.089% fail on Vehicle structure

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