Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.8% pass rate
from 5,032 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.87% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
    • 0.040% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.079% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.020% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.040% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.099% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.040% fail on Registration plate lamp (95% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Washers
    • 0.70% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.079% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Hub components (34% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.099% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.099% fail on Components
        • 0.040% fail on Hoses
        • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.020% fail on Pipes
    • 0.099% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.060% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.020% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.020% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.020% fail on Pedal
        • 0.020% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.020% fail on Components
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
    • 0.020% fail on ABS
    • 0.020% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers airbag (66 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Attachment
  • 0.14% fail on Suspension (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Location
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.040% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.040% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.020% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 0.099% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.060% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.040% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
      • 0.020% fail on System
  • 0.079% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.079% fail on Body condition
    • 0.020% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.020% fail on Chassis
    • 0.020% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers
  • 0.040% fail on Steering
    • 0.020% fail on Steering control
      • 0.020% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.020% fail on Power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
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