Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
71.0% pass rate
from 2,707 tests in 2017
(27% 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 (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Condition
    • 4.6% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Location
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.44% fail on Front
      • 0.037% fail on Rear
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Torque/reaction arms (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.074% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.074% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.074% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.074% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.037% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.037% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.037% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 8.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual lamps (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.037% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front lamps (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear lamps (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.55% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Battery
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.037% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Components (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Hoses
      • 0.074% fail on Leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front wheels (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.037% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability system (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on ABS
    • 0.074% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal
        • 0.037% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.037% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Free play
        • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
        • 0.037% fail on Steering component
    • 0.037% fail on Power steering
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
  • 2.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.037% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.037% fail on Pipe
      • 0.037% fail on Cap
      • 0.037% fail on System
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.037% fail on Requirements
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (71% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.074% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Body condition
  • 0.037% fail on Towbars
    • 0.037% fail on Towbar
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