Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
58.5% pass rate
from 3,104 tests in 2017
(16% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.032% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Matched pair (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Horn
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.032% fail on Battery
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Tell tale
  • 15% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Front
      • 0.064% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Sub-frames (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid suspension (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes (21 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Other components (19 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Operation (17 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.064% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.064% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.032% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.032% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.032% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Pipes
    • 0.032% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes (42% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (29% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Components (29% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.42% fail on Hoses (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.064% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front wheels (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.32% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.097% fail on Condition
        • 0.064% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.097% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.064% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.064% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.48% fail on System
      • 0.26% fail on Cap
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Tank
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Body condition (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.97% fail on Chassis
    • 0.097% fail on Seats
      • 0.097% fail on Drivers
      • 0.032% fail on Passengers
    • 0.064% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.064% fail on Body security
    • 0.064% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers
      • 0.032% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.064% fail on Load security
      • 0.032% fail on Access panel
      • 0.032% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.032% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.064% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Free play
        • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.032% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
        • 0.032% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Operation
      • 0.064% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.032% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.90% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.87% fail on Road Wheels (97% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Towbars
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure

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