Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1999
61.5% pass rate
from 1,230 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Stop lamp (62% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.81% fail on Horn
    • 0.081% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.081% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Springs (57% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.16% fail on Mounting
      • 0.65% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 2.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (44% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.49% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.081% fail on Operation
      • 0.081% fail on Pipes
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (57% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.73% fail on View to rear
      • 0.73% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.33% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.89% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.081% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.081% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (40% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.65% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.081% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.24% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.16% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.081% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.081% fail on Lever
      • 0.081% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (50% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Chassis
      • 0.89% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.081% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.81% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.081% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.24% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.081% fail on Tank
    • 0.65% fail on Body
      • 0.57% fail on Panel (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Other body component
    • 0.33% fail on Floor
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.081% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission (95% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (95% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Towbar
      • 0.081% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.081% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.081% fail on Doors
      • 0.081% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition
    • 0.081% fail on Undertray
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.081% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.81% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.49% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.081% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.81% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.49% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.081% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.081% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (84% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.081% fail on Steering column
    • 0.081% fail on Steering play
      • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.89% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 0.81% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plates

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