Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
68.3% pass rate
from 2,685 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Location
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.11% fail on Torque/reaction arms (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts (96% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Constant velocity joints (96% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
    • 0.037% fail on Axles
      • 0.037% fail on Stub axle
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.037% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear lamps (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Battery (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Components (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses
        • 0.074% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
      • 0.074% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front wheels (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.074% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.037% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.037% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.37% fail on ABS
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.074% fail on Condition
        • 0.074% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.074% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.074% fail on Free play
        • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.074% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.037% fail on Pump
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Emissions (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Condition
  • 0.89% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.71% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition
    • 0.037% fail on Load security
      • 0.037% fail on Bootlid
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