Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2010
78.9% pass rate
from 1,297 tests in 2017
(28% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Side repeaters (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.3% fail on Horn (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate lamp (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front lamps (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.077% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.62% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.077% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.077% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.85% fail on Components
        • 0.62% fail on Pipes
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.077% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.077% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.077% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.54% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.54% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.077% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.077% fail on Front
    • 0.077% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.39% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.31% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.077% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.31% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.077% fail on Hose
    • 0.077% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
  • 0.077% fail on Steering
    • 0.077% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.077% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.077% fail on Registration plate
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