Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1997
58.9% pass rate
from 643 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Stop lamp (76% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Lamp
  • 14% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Front suspension joints (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.62% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.62% fail on Front
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid suspension (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other components (38 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes
    • 0.47% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.0% fail on Components
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
      • 0.47% fail on Leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels (61% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Front wheels (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.47% fail on Electronic stability system (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (42% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Requirements (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.62% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.62% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (54% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment

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