Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.2% pass rate
from 1,276 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Stop lamp (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.55% fail on Dipswitch (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.078% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.078% fail on Arm
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.55% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.078% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Springs (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Coil spring (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Mounting
    • 6.6% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.78% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Axles
      • 0.16% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.078% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.078% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.078% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.63% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.16% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.078% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.078% fail on Valves
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.078% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.078% fail on Leaks
    • 0.078% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.39% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.71% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.078% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.16% fail on System
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.078% fail on Bracket
    • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.24% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.078% fail on Chassis
      • 0.078% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.078% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.078% fail on Undertray
  • 4.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.94% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.078% fail on Other components
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.078% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.078% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.078% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.94% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Hubs

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