Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1994
65.3% pass rate
from 1,036 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.097% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.097% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.97% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.48% fail on Horn
      • 0.097% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.68% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (200% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.097% fail on Switch
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.097% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.097% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.68% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.097% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes (22 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.097% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 1994 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 1994 cars)
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.87% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 1994 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 1994 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.97% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.97% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.58% fail on Lever
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.097% fail on Servos
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.097% fail on Pedal
      • 0.097% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.19% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.097% fail on Tank
      • 0.097% fail on Hose
      • 0.097% fail on System
    • 0.97% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.97% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.97% fail on Chassis
      • 0.97% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.58% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.097% fail on Body condition
    • 0.48% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
        • 0.19% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.39% fail on Floor
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.097% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.097% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.097% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.097% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.39% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.097% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.097% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.097% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.097% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.39% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.097% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.097% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (53% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.097% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.097% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.097% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (53% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.097% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.097% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.29% fail on Steering play
      • 0.29% fail on Steering box
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.097% fail on Pump
      • 0.097% fail on Other components
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 0.097% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.097% fail on Speedometer

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