Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2005
59.2% pass rate
from 1,925 tests in 2017
(9.3% better than other 2005 cars)
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.052% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.052% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.052% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear lamps (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.94% fail on Individual lamps (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.47% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.052% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.052% fail on Switch
    • 0.052% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Coil springs (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Condition (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Front drive shafts (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Couplings
      • 0.26% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.052% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.052% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.052% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Components (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on ABS
    • 0.47% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.10% fail on Cable
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Washers (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.052% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.052% fail on Tank
      • 0.052% fail on Hose
      • 0.052% fail on Cap
      • 0.052% fail on System
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition
    • 0.16% fail on Load security (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Bootlid (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Dropside
    • 0.10% fail on Body security
  • 0.99% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.10% fail on Free play
        • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition
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