Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1995
63.0% pass rate
from 1,298 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (69% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (69% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (66% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (43% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Tell tale (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.077% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (36% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (38% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.92% fail on Hazard warning (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Horn (70% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.62% fail on System
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.39% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Cap
    • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas (39% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Component mounting (47% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.69% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Location
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.69% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.62% fail on Front
      • 0.31% fail on Rear
    • 0.69% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid suspension (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes (17 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Operation
      • 0.077% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.23% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.077% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.077% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.077% fail on Drive shafts
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.9% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.077% fail on Valves
      • 0.54% fail on Leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels (79% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.077% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.077% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.92% fail on ABS
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal
        • 0.077% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.077% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.077% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.077% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (37% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.077% fail on Load security
      • 0.077% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (46% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (57% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (46% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (41% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.077% fail on Free play
        • 0.077% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.077% fail on Steering box
      • 0.077% fail on Lock stop
      • 0.077% fail on Other components
        • 0.077% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.077% fail on Operation
      • 0.077% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.077% fail on Other components
    • 0.077% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition

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