Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 1989
64.4% pass rate
from 59 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 10% fail on Direction indicators (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 10% fail on Flashing type (200% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 10% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (190% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 10% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Position lamp (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 5.1% fail on Horn
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.7% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Hazard warning
      • 3.4% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 15% fail on Brake performance
      • 10% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 8.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 8.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 6.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.4% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (20 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.7% fail on Hand lever
  • 10% fail on Steering
    • 6.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.4% fail on Drag link end (11 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas (16 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering box
    • 1.7% fail on Steering play
      • 1.7% fail on Steering box
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Body (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Panel (16 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Seats
      • 1.7% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Bonnet (14 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on View to rear
      • 1.7% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.5% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Springs (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (27 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition

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