Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
68.1% pass rate
from 2,836 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.035% fail on Bellows
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.035% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Cable
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.071% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.035% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.071% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.071% fail on Other components
    • 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 (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.071% fail on Matched pair (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.035% fail on Horn
    • 0.035% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.035% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.035% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Pump
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.78% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.071% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.071% fail on System
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.035% fail on Bracket
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.071% fail on Transmission (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Joints
      • 0.035% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Joints
    • 0.071% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.071% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.035% fail on Undertray
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.71% fail on Attachment (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.035% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.035% fail on Speedometer
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