Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2013
87.3% pass rate
from 4,236 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.19% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.071% fail on Size/type
    • 0.047% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.97% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.094% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.024% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.68% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.047% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.40% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.094% fail on Front lamps (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.094% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.071% fail on Horn
    • 0.047% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp
  • 1.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.14% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Rear wheels (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Front wheels (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.024% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.047% fail on Components
        • 0.024% fail on Hoses
        • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.024% fail on ABS
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers airbag (73 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.024% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.047% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.047% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.047% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.024% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.094% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.071% fail on Doors
      • 0.071% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.024% fail on Body condition
  • 0.071% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Exhaust system
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