Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1995
66.4% pass rate
from 1,174 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 1995 cars)
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.085% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.085% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (61% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.43% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
  • 9.5% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (35% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Mounting
      • 0.085% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.60% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.94% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.68% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes (15 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.085% fail on Suspension rod
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.085% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.60% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.60% fail on Other braking system component (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.60% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.085% fail on Pedal
      • 0.085% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.085% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.085% fail on Valves
    • 0.085% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.085% fail on Servos
    • 0.085% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.34% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.085% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.085% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (82% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.94% fail on Chassis
      • 0.94% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Hose
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.68% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
      • 0.26% fail on Panel
      • 0.085% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.43% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.43% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (89% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.085% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.085% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.17% fail on Floor
    • 0.085% fail on Doors
      • 0.085% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
      • 0.085% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.085% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.085% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.085% fail on View to rear
      • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Requirements
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (51% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.085% fail on Power steering
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
      • 0.085% fail on Other components
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.17% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.085% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Condition

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