Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2005
69.8% pass rate
from 129 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.78% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Stop lamp
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.78% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.78% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.78% fail on Lever
    • 0.78% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.78% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.78% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.78% fail on Chassis
      • 0.78% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.78% fail on Body
      • 0.78% fail on Panel
    • 0.78% fail on Seats
      • 0.78% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.78% fail on Steering play
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.78% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.78% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.78% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.78% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.78% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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