Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2011
77.9% pass rate
from 1,211 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Lever (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.083% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.083% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.083% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.83% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.50% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.58% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.083% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.083% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.083% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.083% fail on Horn
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (57% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.74% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.083% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.083% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wipers (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.083% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.083% fail on Window
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.99% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.083% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.083% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.41% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.99% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.83% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.083% fail on Requirements
      • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.83% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.083% fail on Tank
      • 0.083% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.083% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
      • 0.083% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
    • 0.083% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.083% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.083% fail on Towbar
      • 0.083% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.083% fail on Transmission
      • 0.083% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.083% fail on Joints
    • 0.083% fail on Body
      • 0.083% fail on Other body component
    • 0.083% fail on Undertray
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.41% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.083% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.083% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.083% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.083% fail on Power steering
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates

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