Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2000
63.2% pass rate
from 380 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.79% fail on Headlamps (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
  • 14% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid suspension (52 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension unit (77 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Operation (81 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Levelling valve (413 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Component mounting (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.53% fail on Front
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.5% fail on Components
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.53% fail on Hoses
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on ABS
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
        • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.26% fail on Brake slack adjuster
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (62% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.79% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.79% fail on Chassis
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
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