Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2000
65.2% pass rate
from 362 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (95% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (95% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Headlamps (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.55% fail on Horn
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.28% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.6% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.83% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (15 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pipes (51 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.55% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.55% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.55% fail on Lever
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on Hose
      • 0.28% fail on System
    • 0.83% fail on Chassis
      • 0.55% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.28% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.83% fail on Doors
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.55% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.55% fail on Seats
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.28% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.28% fail on Undertray
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on View to rear
      • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.55% fail on Steering play
      • 0.55% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.55% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
  • 0.28% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.28% fail on Speedometer

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