Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2003
65.7% pass rate
from 6,661 tests in 2017
(29% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Front suspension joints (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Front
      • 0.060% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Component mounting (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Subframe mounting (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid suspension (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pipes (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Air suspension (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.015% fail on Bellows
    • 0.060% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.015% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.015% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Axles
      • 0.015% fail on Stub axle
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Individual lamps (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.30% fail on Horn (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Lamp
      • 0.030% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.015% fail on Battery
  • 10% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Components (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes (17% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Hoses (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.075% fail on Operation
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front wheels (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on ABS (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
        • 0.060% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.045% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.015% fail on Components
        • 0.015% fail on Pipes
    • 0.015% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.015% fail on Lever
    • 0.015% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.015% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.015% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.090% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.045% fail on Free play
        • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
        • 0.045% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
      • 0.060% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.015% fail on Steering control
      • 0.015% fail on Steering column
    • 0.015% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on System
      • 0.23% fail on Cap
      • 0.075% fail on Pipe
      • 0.060% fail on Hose
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.030% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.33% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body condition (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Load security
      • 0.045% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.030% fail on Seats (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.015% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
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