Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
67.2% pass rate
from 2,830 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 9.9% fail on Suspension arms (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Springs (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Bellows (31 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.035% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.071% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.071% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs and drums (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.64% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.035% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Catalyst emissions (83% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Emissions not tested (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.035% fail on Steering play
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.035% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.071% fail on Tank
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.035% fail on Transmission
      • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Joints
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.035% fail on Load security
      • 0.035% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.035% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.85% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (64% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.035% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.035% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.035% fail on Anchorages
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