Mercedes-Benz CL MOT Results

Registered in 2012
77.9% pass rate
from 122 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CL is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.9% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 3.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
  • 1.6% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.82% fail on Steering
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering
      • 0.82% fail on Operation
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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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