Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2013
82.1% pass rate
from 6,289 tests in 2020
(27% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.032% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (87% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (87% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance (83% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.095% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.064% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.048% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.87% fail on Rigid brake pipes (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.064% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.048% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.016% fail on Pedal
    • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.032% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.016% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.016% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.56% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.56% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.032% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Position lamp (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamps (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.016% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (41% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage
    • 0.095% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.016% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Pipes
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.76% fail on Compression ignition (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.40% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.016% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Washers (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.048% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.048% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.016% fail on View to rear
      • 0.016% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.32% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.048% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Passengers airbag (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.080% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition
        • 0.016% fail on Hinge
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
    • 0.048% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.032% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack

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