Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2010
77.5% pass rate
from 2,247 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.8% fail on Brakes
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.089% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.045% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake linings and pads (61% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs and drums (56% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Brake discs (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.045% fail on Cable
        • 0.045% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 0.089% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.045% fail on Pedal
    • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.045% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.045% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.045% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.045% fail on Horn
  • 5.6% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (33% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.80% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage ball joints (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.045% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.045% fail on Bellows
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Spark ignition (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.045% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Washers (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.045% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.45% fail on Body, chassis, structure (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.089% fail on Flexible couplings (43 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.089% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.089% fail on Sub-frame (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Sub-frame condition (21 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.045% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.045% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Condition

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