Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
71.3% pass rate
from 1,993 tests in 2017
(23% 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.

  • 10% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.25% fail on Front
      • 0.050% fail on Rear
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.050% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.050% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
    • 0.050% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.050% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Hoses
      • 0.050% fail on Leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.50% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.050% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability system (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.050% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.050% fail on Components
        • 0.050% fail on Pipes
    • 0.050% fail on ABS
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.35% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.050% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.95% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.75% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front lamps (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear lamps (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.050% fail on Horn
    • 0.050% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.050% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.050% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.050% fail on Other components
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.050% fail on Cap
    • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.75% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.75% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.050% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 0.050% fail on Doors
      • 0.050% fail on Passengers other
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