Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1996
64.2% pass rate
from 710 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (96% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.99% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.70% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.42% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.42% fail on Switch
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (48% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.85% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.28% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
  • 8.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.42% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
    • 0.85% fail on Chassis
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.56% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
    • 0.14% fail on Cabs
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
    • 0.42% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (67% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.70% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
        • 0.14% fail on Steering component
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
  • 0.70% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.70% fail on Attachment
  • 0.42% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates

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