Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
59.1% pass rate
from 2,166 tests in 2020
(14% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.092% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Horn
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.046% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Coil springs (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames (94% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.092% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.37% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension unit (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.046% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.046% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Washers (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on View to rear
      • 0.60% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.046% fail on Window
    • 0.092% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (46% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs and drums (72% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (76% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.046% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.046% fail on Cable
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.69% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.092% fail on Electronic braking system (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.092% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.092% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.092% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pedal
    • 0.046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.74% fail on Body (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other body component
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
      • 0.046% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.046% fail on Hose
      • 0.046% fail on System
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.092% fail on Bearing housing (19 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Joints
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Floor
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
      • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.092% fail on Seats
      • 0.092% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.092% fail on Cabs
      • 0.092% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.092% fail on Undertray
    • 0.046% fail on Doors
      • 0.046% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Requirements
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (87% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.092% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.046% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.046% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.046% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Rams
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.046% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates

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