Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2008
71.2% pass rate
from 2,424 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.83% fail on Horn (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Position lamps (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front lamps (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front
      • 0.041% fail on Rear
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension joints (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.083% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Components (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Hoses
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.041% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.083% fail on ABS
    • 0.041% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal
        • 0.041% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.041% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.041% fail on Cable
    • 0.041% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.083% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.95% fail on Wipers (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.95% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.66% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.66% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
  • 0.87% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions
    • 0.50% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.083% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.041% fail on Hose
      • 0.041% fail on Cap
  • 0.62% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.29% fail on Engine mountings (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.083% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.041% fail on Seats
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering system (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.041% fail on Steering arm
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