Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2007
78.9% pass rate
from 545 tests in 2017
(47% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.55% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.37% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.92% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.92% fail on Components
        • 0.73% fail on Pipes
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses
    • 0.37% fail on ABS
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.18% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.37% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 0.18% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Clearance
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.18% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Washers (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.55% fail on Wipers (83% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.37% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.37% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.37% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions
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  • Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (2007 - 2014)
    High performance in comfort. Top quality feel inside. A rare sight on the roads. AMG version is amazingly fast. More aggressive looking following 2010 facelift.

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