Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2012
79.4% pass rate
from 2,170 tests in 2020
(24% 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.

  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.046% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.046% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.092% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal
      • 0.046% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.046% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.046% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
    • 0.046% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.092% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.092% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Position lamp
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.046% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.046% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Washers (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.092% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.092% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.046% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.41% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.092% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.092% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.92% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.74% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Airbags
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Body
      • 0.046% fail on Panel
      • 0.046% fail on Other body component
    • 0.046% fail on Transmission
      • 0.046% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.046% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.046% fail on Load security
      • 0.046% fail on Dropside
        • 0.046% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.046% fail on Seats
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.092% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Power steering
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack

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