Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2009
73.3% pass rate
from 2,376 tests in 2020
(27% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.76% fail on Other suspension component (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.59% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.042% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.042% fail on Bellows
    • 0.042% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.042% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.042% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.042% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.084% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.042% fail on Pedal
    • 0.042% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.042% fail on Lever
    • 0.042% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Position lamps (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Position lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.042% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.80% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.084% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.042% fail on Undertray
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.084% fail on View to rear
      • 0.084% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.042% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.042% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.042% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.084% fail on Power steering
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
  • 0.63% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.084% fail on Pipe
      • 0.084% fail on System
    • 0.042% fail on Body
      • 0.042% fail on Other body component
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.51% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates

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