Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2004
68.4% pass rate
from 117 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.85% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.85% fail on Leaks
    • 0.85% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.85% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.85% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.85% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.85% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.85% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.85% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.85% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamps (206 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on All outline marker lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.85% fail on Horn
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (28 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.85% fail on Springs
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.85% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.85% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.85% fail on Pipes
    • 0.85% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.85% fail on Condition
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.85% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.85% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.85% fail on Steering
    • 0.85% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.85% fail on Track rod end

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