Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2002
69.8% pass rate
from 596 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.6% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (47 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pipes (65 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Operation (41 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Suspension unit (38 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other components (71 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Levelling valve
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.84% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.67% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.50% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.50% fail on Horn
    • 0.34% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.67% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.50% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.67% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.84% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Chassis
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
    • 0.34% fail on Undertray
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.17% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear
      • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.17% fail on Speedometer

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