Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2002
47.5% pass rate
from 1,553 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Stop lamp (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamps (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Switch (23 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Dipswitch (28 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.32% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Tell tales (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.064% fail on Lamp
      • 0.064% fail on Switch
    • 0.064% fail on Battery
    • 0.064% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.064% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 10% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Radius arms (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.97% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Front suspension joints (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front
      • 0.26% fail on Rear (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.064% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.064% fail on Axles
      • 0.064% fail on Axle beam
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Components (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Pipes (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.064% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.58% fail on Electronic stability system (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.064% fail on Pedal
        • 0.064% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.064% fail on Cable
    • 0.064% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.71% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.45% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.064% fail on System
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.064% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.71% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.064% fail on Requirements
      • 0.064% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
        • 0.064% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.064% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Steering control
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column
    • 0.064% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.064% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.26% fail on Chassis
    • 0.064% fail on Seats
      • 0.064% fail on Passengers
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)

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