Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
47.5% pass rate
from 885 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2001 cars)
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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Stop lamp (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamps (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.6% fail on Dipswitch (48 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.45% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Main beam tell-tale (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.45% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 22% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Coil spring (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.1% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.68% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension unit
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Linkage
    • 2.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.45% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (53% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.68% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
        • 0.11% fail on Catch
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.79% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.79% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition

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