Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 1998
78.4% pass rate
from 74 tests in 2017
(54% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.4% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
  • 8.1% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition

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