Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2006
63.5% pass rate
from 2,243 tests in 2017
(13% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Individual lamps (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Front lamps (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear lamps (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.58% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Battery (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 14% fail on Suspension (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Front drive shafts (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Couplings
      • 0.089% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.85% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.62% fail on Front
      • 0.089% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on General condition
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.045% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Components
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.31% fail on Hoses
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.27% fail on ABS
    • 0.045% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.045% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.045% fail on Pedal
        • 0.045% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.045% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.089% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.089% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Emissions (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on System
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment
    • 0.089% fail on Condition
  • 0.53% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Free play
        • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.089% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.53% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.089% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.13% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Bootlid (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.27% fail on Registration plates and VIN (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plate
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