Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2005
75.4% pass rate
from 252 tests in 2017
(45% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Size/type
    • 0.40% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps (68% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.79% fail on Fluid suspension (56 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.40% fail on Other components
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.8% fail on Components
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.40% fail on Hoses
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.40% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.79% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.40% fail on Washers
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.79% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.79% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.79% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.40% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.40% fail on Engine mountings

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