Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2008
71.6% pass rate
from 285 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.70% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.70% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.70% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.70% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.70% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.35% fail on Springs
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.35% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.70% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.35% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.35% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Engine mounting (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Engine mounting condition (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Undertray
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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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