Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2001
69.3% pass rate
from 417 tests in 2020
(35% better than other 2001 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 Suspension (33% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.96% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.72% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.72% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pipes (40 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
    • 0.48% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.48% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.24% fail on Horn
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.72% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition (46% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.96% fail on View to rear
      • 0.96% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.72% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.72% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.48% fail on Chassis
      • 0.48% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.48% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.48% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.48% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.24% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.24% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.24% fail on Undertray
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Attachment
    • 0.48% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.24% fail on Speedometer

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