Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
70.5% pass rate
from 2,155 tests in 2020
(27% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.093% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.093% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.046% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.093% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.093% fail on Anti-lock braking system (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.093% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.093% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.093% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Position lamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.093% fail on Electrical equipment (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.046% fail on Horn
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.93% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.56% fail on Spark ignition (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.093% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.093% fail on View to rear
      • 0.093% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.046% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.093% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.046% fail on Tank
      • 0.046% fail on Hose
      • 0.046% fail on Pipe
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.093% fail on Flexible couplings (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.093% fail on Belts (26 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.093% fail on Panel
    • 0.093% fail on Doors
      • 0.093% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.093% fail on Door condition
    • 0.093% fail on Undertray
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
        • 0.046% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.093% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.093% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.60% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.093% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.093% fail on Condition
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