Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2010
79.7% pass rate
from 187 tests in 2020
(43% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake performance not tested (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.53% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic parking brake (36 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
  • 5.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Position lamp
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (91 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.53% fail on Pipes
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.53% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.53% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.53% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
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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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