Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 1998
66.7% pass rate
from 72 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.8% fail on Flexible brake hoses (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Coil spring (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 8.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Body
      • 1.4% fail on Panel
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.4% fail on Door condition
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering
      • 1.4% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.4% fail on Attachment

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