Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2013
79.2% pass rate
from 5,182 tests in 2020
(11% 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.

  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.058% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.019% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.58% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.096% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.019% fail on Horn
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.077% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.096% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.039% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.039% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.019% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Airbags (24 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers airbag (79 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers airbag (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.077% fail on View to rear
      • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.019% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.039% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Springs (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates (96% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.37% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.077% fail on Doors
      • 0.058% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition
      • 0.019% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
    • 0.039% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Undertray
    • 0.019% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.019% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.019% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.019% fail on System
  • 0.039% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.019% fail on Steering column
  • 0.019% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.019% fail on Anchorages
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