Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2010
71.7% pass rate
from 1,529 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Side repeaters (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Individual direction indicators (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.065% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.78% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.065% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.065% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.065% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.65% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.065% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.92% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.46% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.065% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.065% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Transmission
      • 0.72% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.72% fail on Joints
      • 0.065% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.065% fail on Joints
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Undertray
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.065% fail on Doors
      • 0.065% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition
  • 0.39% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.065% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.065% fail on Condition
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