Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2000
50.9% pass rate
from 391 tests in 2020
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps (72% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Dipswitch (23 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (91% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.26% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.26% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
  • 23% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Coil spring (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Mounting
    • 6.9% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.51% fail on Axles
      • 0.51% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Axle
    • 0.51% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.51% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Visibility (46% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Wipers (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.77% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.77% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on System
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.51% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
        • 0.26% fail on Catch
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (69% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.77% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.0% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.26% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates

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