Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2001
72.0% pass rate
from 428 tests in 2017
(44% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Horn
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Stop lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.70% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid suspension (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Suspension unit (25 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.23% fail on Front
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front wheels (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.5% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
    • 0.93% fail on Hub components (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake pads (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on ABS
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions
    • 0.70% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Hose
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on System
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.70% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.70% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers

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