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Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

64.7% pass rate
from 1,943 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz 190 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Battery (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.67% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.51% fail on Lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.46% fail on Horn (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Components (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.77% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.051% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.051% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.62% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
        • 0.051% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.051% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.051% fail on Lever
    • 0.051% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.051% fail on Leaks
    • 0.051% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Component mounting (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Subframe mounting (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.051% fail on Presence
    • 0.87% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on General condition
    • 0.051% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.051% fail on Pipes
    • 0.051% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.051% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Emissions (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on System
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
    • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.051% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers other (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.051% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
        • 0.21% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.15% fail on Steering box
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.051% fail on Rams
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.051% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment
  • 0.10% fail on Towbars
    • 0.10% fail on Vehicle structure