Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2001
49.1% pass rate
from 1,521 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Switch (29 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Dipswitch (54 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
        • 0.066% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Rear lamps (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Fog lamp (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.33% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.066% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 10.0% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front drive shafts (54% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Radius arms (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Trailing arms (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front
    • 0.13% fail on General condition (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.066% fail on Axles
      • 0.066% fail on Stub axle
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Components (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Pipes (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.066% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.066% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.8% fail on ABS (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.20% fail on Cable
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.066% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.066% fail on Pedal
        • 0.066% fail on Condition
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.66% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.59% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.066% fail on Pipe
      • 0.066% fail on System
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Free play
        • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
        • 0.066% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.066% fail on Steering control
      • 0.066% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.066% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.066% fail on Power steering
      • 0.066% fail on Drive system
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.85% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.79% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.066% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.066% fail on Chassis
    • 0.066% fail on Load security
      • 0.066% fail on Access panel

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