Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 1999
62.9% pass rate
from 89 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.4% fail on Load sensing valves (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.1% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal
    • 1.1% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 1.1% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Brake fluid
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Outline marker lamps (424 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Outline marker lamp (448 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 6.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Condition of glass (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Windscreen (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.0% fail on Suspension
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 1.1% fail on Bellows
  • 9.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition
      • 1.1% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition
      • 1.1% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 1.1% fail on Catch
    • 2.2% fail on Body
      • 1.1% fail on Panel
      • 1.1% fail on Other body component
    • 2.2% fail on Seats (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Passenger's seat (17 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 1.1% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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