Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2005
58.6% pass rate
from 1,900 tests in 2020
(9.6% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.053% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.053% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.84% fail on Individual direction indicators (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Springs (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Coil springs (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Coil spring (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.053% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.053% fail on Suspension unit
  • 11% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (46% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.053% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Cable
        • 0.053% fail on Lever
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.74% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.58% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.68% fail on Hand lever (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.053% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.053% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
    • 0.89% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.16% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.053% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.053% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.053% fail on Body condition
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.053% fail on Undertray
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 6.2% fail on Washers (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.053% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.74% fail on Catalyst emissions (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
  • 0.68% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.053% fail on Power steering
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
    • 0.053% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.053% fail on Steering play
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.053% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

Search Good Garages