Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2011
78.0% pass rate
from 132 tests in 2020
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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.5% fail on Electronic parking brake (35 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.76% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.76% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.76% fail on Brake pads
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.76% fail on Steering
    • 0.76% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.76% fail on Visibility
    • 0.76% fail on Wipers
  • 0.76% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 0.76% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.76% fail on Condition
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