Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
59.6% pass rate
from 2,332 tests in 2020
(9.5% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Individual direction indicators (62% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.81% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Position lamp (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.043% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.043% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.086% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.086% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.043% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.043% fail on Cable
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.69% fail on Electronic stability control (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.086% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Springs
      • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.94% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.2% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Tank
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
        • 0.043% fail on Hinge
      • 0.043% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
      • 0.043% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
    • 0.086% fail on Body
      • 0.043% fail on Body condition
      • 0.043% fail on Panel
    • 0.043% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.043% fail on Seats
      • 0.043% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.086% fail on View to rear
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (39% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.043% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.13% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.13% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.086% fail on Requirements
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Airbags
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.60% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.086% fail on Steering play
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.043% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.043% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.043% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.043% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.043% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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