Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2002
49.7% pass rate
from 1,048 tests in 2020
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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Stop lamp (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Dipswitch (47 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
      • 0.095% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.29% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.095% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 23% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Springs (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Coil springs (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 9.8% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Axles
      • 0.095% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.095% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.095% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.86% fail on Electronic stability control (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 11% fail on Visibility (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on View to rear (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Mirrors (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.29% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.095% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.095% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (65% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.095% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.095% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.095% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.095% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Belts
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.48% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.48% fail on Door condition
      • 0.095% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
      • 0.095% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
      • 0.095% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.095% fail on System
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.095% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.095% fail on Chassis
      • 0.095% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.095% fail on Body
      • 0.095% fail on Panel
    • 0.095% fail on Seats
      • 0.095% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Airbags
      • 0.095% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.48% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.19% fail on Steering column (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.86% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Condition

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