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Mercedes-Benz 190 MOT Results

68.0% pass rate
from 1,837 tests in 2020
(15% 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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.054% fail on Switch
      • 0.054% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.054% fail on Arm
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.27% fail on Horn (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.93% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.54% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Suspension arm (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.054% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.054% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.054% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.11% fail on Strengthening plate (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 0.93% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Flexible couplings (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Bearing housing (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.54% fail on Pipe
      • 0.33% fail on Hose
      • 0.16% fail on System
    • 0.65% fail on Body (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.65% fail on Doors
      • 0.65% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Floor (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.054% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Towbar
      • 0.054% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.054% fail on Undertray
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.82% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.054% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.054% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.054% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.11% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
      • 0.054% fail on Pump
    • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering box
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.054% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
    • 0.054% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.054% fail on Steering column
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.054% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.054% fail on Requirements
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.054% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.054% fail on Anchorages