Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2009
80.5% pass rate
from 185 tests in 2017
(40% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.54% fail on Rear wheels
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.54% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.54% fail on Hoses
    • 0.54% fail on ABS
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.54% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.54% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.54% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.54% fail on Suspension unit
  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.54% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.54% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.54% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.54% fail on Switch
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.54% fail on Washers
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.54% fail on Steering system
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering
      • 0.54% fail on Other components
  • 0.54% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.54% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.54% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.54% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.54% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
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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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