Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.2% pass rate
from 62 tests in 2017
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.6% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.8% fail on Sub-frames (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.2% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Radius arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 8.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.2% fail on Doors
      • 3.2% fail on Passengers other (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 3.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.6% fail on Bonnet
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering
      • 1.6% fail on Operation
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate

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