Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2000
46.5% pass rate
from 753 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Dipswitch (29 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 9.3% fail on Headlamp aim (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.8% fail on Front lamps (62% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.66% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Horn
  • 28% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 6.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.13% fail on Presence
    • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.1% fail on Radius arms (17 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.93% fail on Rear
      • 0.40% fail on Front
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.13% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (79% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on ABS
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions (54% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.80% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on System
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis
    • 0.27% fail on Engine mountings
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.40% fail on Steering control (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering column (13 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition

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