Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2012
84.6% pass rate
from 1,856 tests in 2017
(27% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.86% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Pipes (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.054% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal
        • 0.054% fail on Anti-slip
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.59% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.59% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.43% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front lamps (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.054% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.054% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.054% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.054% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 0.81% fail on Suspension (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.16% fail on Front
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.81% fail on Driver's view of the road (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Wipers (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.054% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.65% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.48% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers airbag (50 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.054% fail on Steering system
      • 0.054% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.054% fail on Power steering
      • 0.054% fail on Rams
  • 0.11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system

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