Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2003
68.7% pass rate
from 115 tests in 2020
(35% better than other 2003 cars)
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.87% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.87% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.87% fail on Cable
    • 0.87% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.87% fail on Leaks
    • 0.87% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.87% fail on Lever
    • 0.87% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.87% fail on Servos
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.87% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.87% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamps (256 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on All outline marker lamps
      • 0.87% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.87% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.87% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.87% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.87% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.87% fail on Arm
    • 0.87% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.87% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.6% fail on Leaf springs (810 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Leaf spring (2239 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.87% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.87% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.87% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.87% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.87% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.87% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 5.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 5.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering
      • 0.87% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.87% fail on View to rear
      • 0.87% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.87% fail on Tank
      • 0.87% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.87% fail on Transmission
      • 0.87% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.87% fail on Joints
    • 0.87% fail on Body
      • 0.87% fail on Panel
    • 0.87% fail on Seats
      • 0.87% fail on Driver's seat
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.87% fail on Condition
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.87% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions

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