Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2004
66.1% pass rate
from 6,839 tests in 2017
(28% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Front
      • 0.015% fail on Rear
    • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage condition (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.088% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Air suspension (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
    • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Constant velocity joints (99% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.044% fail on Trailing arms (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.015% fail on General condition
    • 0.015% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.015% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Individual lamps (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.058% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.029% fail on Battery (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (14% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.31% fail on Hoses (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front wheels (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.5% fail on ABS (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.088% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.088% fail on Pedal
        • 0.088% fail on Condition
    • 0.088% fail on Restricted movement (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.044% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Components
        • 0.015% fail on Servos
    • 0.015% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Warning
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Free play (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
      • 0.029% 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 (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Emissions (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
    • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested (86% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Washers (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet (85% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
  • 0.77% fail on Road Wheels (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Hubs
  • 0.76% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.058% fail on Seats (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers
    • 0.029% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.015% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.015% fail on Towbars
    • 0.015% fail on Towbar
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