Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.5% pass rate
from 703 tests in 2017
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.28% fail on ABS
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 1.00% fail on Driver's view of the road (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.85% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.85% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
  • 0.14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
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