Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2003
51.4% pass rate
from 1,771 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Stop lamp (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Dipswitch (22 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
      • 0.056% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.056% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.28% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.056% fail on Lamp
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 0.056% fail on Battery
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.2% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Location
    • 5.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Radius arms (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.90% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on General condition
    • 0.056% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.056% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.056% fail on Axles
      • 0.056% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Components (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Pipes (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.056% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.056% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.85% fail on ABS
    • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.056% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.056% fail on Components
        • 0.056% fail on Hoses
    • 0.056% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.056% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.056% fail on Pipe
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Requirements
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Free play
        • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
        • 0.056% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.23% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering column
      • 0.056% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.056% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.056% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.056% fail on Power steering
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.79% fail on Body condition
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis
    • 0.056% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.056% fail on Body security
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.056% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.056% fail on Speed limiter

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