Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2006
61.5% pass rate
from 117 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.85% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamps (291 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamp (301 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hazard warning (32 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Switch (32 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.85% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.85% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.85% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.85% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.85% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.85% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.85% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.85% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.4% fail on Springs
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 6.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.85% fail on Requirements
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Joints
    • 0.85% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.85% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.85% fail on Steering
    • 0.85% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.85% fail on Drag link end

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