Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 1997
64.8% pass rate
from 71 tests in 2020
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.9% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on View to rear (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Mirrors (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Floor
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's seat
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.4% fail on Attachment

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