Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2008
82.8% pass rate
from 232 tests in 2017
(53% 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.

  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.43% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.86% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.43% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.43% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.43% fail on Battery
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.43% fail on Front
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.43% fail on Rear wheels
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
    • 0.86% fail on Hub components
      • 0.43% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.43% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.86% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
  • 0.86% fail on Driver's view of the road (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Washers
  • 0.43% fail on Steering
    • 0.43% fail on Steering system
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.43% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.43% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.43% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.43% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
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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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