Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2000
59.5% pass rate
from 1,724 tests in 2020
(13% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.058% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.058% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.058% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (58% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn
      • 0.058% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.058% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.058% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Springs (80% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Coil spring (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Mounting (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (43% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (81% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.058% fail on Pipes
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.70% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.058% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.058% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.058% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.75% fail on Electronic stability control (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.058% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.058% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.058% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Washers (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.75% fail on View to rear
      • 0.75% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (79% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition (85% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.058% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.29% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.058% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.058% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.23% fail on Floor
    • 0.17% fail on Towbar
      • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.17% fail on Cabs
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.058% fail on Seats
      • 0.058% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (67% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.058% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.058% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.058% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.058% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.81% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.058% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.058% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.058% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (30% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Requirements
      • 0.058% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (46% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.058% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.058% fail on Steering play
      • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.70% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.70% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2000 cars)

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