Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2009
76.7% pass rate
from 1,887 tests in 2017
(29% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Position lamps (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front lamps (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.053% fail on Battery
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.69% fail on Rear wheels (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.2% fail on Components (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.053% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.053% fail on Pedal
        • 0.053% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.053% fail on ABS
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
    • 0.053% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.90% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.90% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.053% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.053% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.053% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.053% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.053% fail on Rear
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.74% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.053% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 0.58% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.053% fail on Pipe
      • 0.053% fail on Cap
    • 0.053% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering system (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.053% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
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