Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 1997
73.1% pass rate
from 67 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 1997 cars)
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.

  • 10% fail on Visibility (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Washers (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (6.1% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
  • 9.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (17% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (9.1% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.5% fail on Lever
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.5% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (18% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's seat
      • 1.5% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment

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