Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2002
66.0% pass rate
from 609 tests in 2017
(31% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.99% fail on Fluid suspension (24 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pipes (40 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Suspension unit (17 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
    • 0.82% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.16% fail on General condition
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.16% fail on Front
    • 0.16% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.1% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.66% fail on Hoses
      • 0.66% fail on Leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on System
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.16% fail on Steering control
      • 0.16% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.16% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.49% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers

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