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Mercedes-Benz 190

65.3% pass rate
from 2,549 tests in 2016
(14% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
      • 0.039% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Battery (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.82% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.039% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.35% fail on Lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
      • 0.039% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.55% fail on Horn (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Components (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.039% fail on Pump
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.98% fail on Brake pads (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on ABS (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.078% fail on Service brake control components (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Pedal (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.039% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.039% fail on Cable
    • 0.039% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Spring mounting (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 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)
      • 0.078% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front
      • 0.20% fail on Rear (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.039% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.078% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.039% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Bellows
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes
    • 0.078% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.078% fail on Axles
      • 0.078% fail on King pins
    • 0.039% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on System
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.078% fail on Hose
      • 0.078% fail on Cap
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.078% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Passengers other (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers
    • 0.90% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.90% fail on Chassis
    • 0.67% fail on Seats
      • 0.63% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.12% fail on Load security
      • 0.078% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.039% fail on Access panel
    • 0.039% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.039% fail on Body security
  • 3.4% fail on Steering (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering box
      • 0.078% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.078% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.039% fail on Free play
        • 0.039% fail on Steering box
      • 0.039% fail on Lock stop
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
        • 0.039% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.078% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.078% fail on Power steering (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.078% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.039% fail on Steering control
      • 0.039% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.039% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
    • 0.039% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.039% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 0.039% fail on Towbars
    • 0.039% fail on Vehicle structure
 

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