Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2000
59.3% pass rate
from 2,460 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps (32% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.081% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.081% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.081% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.081% fail on Switch
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.081% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp (72% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (66% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.081% fail on Battery (93% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Location (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Subframe mounting (58% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.98% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Front
      • 0.081% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid suspension (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pipes (26 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension unit (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Air suspension (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.041% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Components (32% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.73% fail on Hoses (52% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (58% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.081% fail on Pedal
        • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.041% fail on Components
        • 0.041% fail on Pipes
    • 0.041% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.041% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on Cap
      • 0.24% fail on System
      • 0.041% fail on Hose
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (86% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.081% fail on Body security
    • 0.081% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mountings
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (23% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Free play
        • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
        • 0.041% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.081% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.081% fail on Other components
    • 0.041% fail on Steering control
      • 0.041% fail on Steering column
  • 0.89% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Towbars
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure
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