Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2004
79.4% pass rate
from 277 tests in 2020
(54% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt
          • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.72% fail on Mechanical brake components (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.36% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.72% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Anti-lock braking system (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (10% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Axles
      • 0.36% fail on Axle
    • 0.36% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.36% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (35% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (19% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.36% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Mirrors (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on Washers
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Driver's seat (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.72% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.72% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.36% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates

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