Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2001
61.5% pass rate
from 91 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on All position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.1% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.1% fail on Clevis joint
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 1.1% fail on Levelling valve
      • 1.1% fail on Pipes
  • 5.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.3% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Driver's seat (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Body
      • 1.1% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.1% fail on Floor
  • 4.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 1.1% fail on Pump
    • 1.1% fail on Steering play
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Size/type
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth

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