Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2003
69.6% pass rate
from 464 tests in 2017
(37% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.86% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.86% fail on Headlamps (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.22% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp
  • 10% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid suspension (26 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Suspension unit (42 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes (33 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.22% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.22% fail on Front
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 6.3% fail on Condition (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Size/type
    • 0.22% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Components (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear wheels (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.65% fail on ABS
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Pump
    • 0.22% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.43% fail on Washers (88% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.86% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.43% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis
    • 0.22% fail on Load security
      • 0.22% fail on Bootlid

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