Mercedes-Benz E-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2014
84.1% pass rate
from 4,580 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (49% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.044% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (26% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.022% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.066% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.087% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.087% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.066% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.066% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.044% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal
      • 0.022% fail on Hand lever
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.087% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.28% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Headlamps (93% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp (93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.066% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.044% fail on Horn
      • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.022% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wipers (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.044% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.044% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.044% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on View to rear
      • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Coil springs (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Coil spring (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.066% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.68% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.044% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.022% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.52% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.022% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.022% fail on Transmission
      • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.022% fail on Doors
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
  • 0.066% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.022% fail on Steering lock

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