Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1997
59.9% pass rate
from 466 tests in 2020
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.64% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.43% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (59% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 0.86% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.64% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.21% fail on Mounting
      • 0.64% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.64% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.43% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.21% fail on Valves
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.21% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.86% fail on Body
      • 0.64% fail on Panel
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
    • 0.86% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.43% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on System
    • 0.43% fail on Floor
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Transmission
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Flexible couplings
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.21% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.21% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.21% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.86% fail on Power steering
      • 0.64% fail on Other components
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.43% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment

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