Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2002
61.7% pass rate
from 3,624 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps (30% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.055% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.028% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Fog lamp (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.41% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Lamp
      • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 0.083% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.055% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.055% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 16% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Location
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (24% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Component mounting (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (33% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Rear (95% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid suspension (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (125 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.083% fail on Air suspension (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.083% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.055% fail on Trailing arms (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Components (32% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.41% fail on Hoses (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Valves (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.028% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability system (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake control components (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (30 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Warning (41 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.028% fail on Cable
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.028% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Mirrors (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on System (89% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.055% fail on Tank
    • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested (90% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Free play
        • 0.055% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.055% fail on Steering rack (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.028% fail on Pump
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
    • 0.055% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.028% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.39% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis
    • 0.083% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Passengers other (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Seats
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers
    • 0.055% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
    • 0.028% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.028% fail on Load security
      • 0.028% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (90% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.083% fail on Towbars
    • 0.055% fail on Towbar
    • 0.028% fail on Vehicle structure
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