Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2007
68.9% pass rate
from 161 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (6.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (2.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (2.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (7.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (5.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.62% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (8.1% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (26% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (24% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (11% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (34% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (25% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.62% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.62% fail on Cable
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.62% fail on Lever
    • 0.62% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (7.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Springs
      • 0.62% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.62% fail on Coil spring
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.62% fail on Window
    • 0.62% fail on View to rear
      • 0.62% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (11% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.62% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Transmission
      • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.62% fail on Joints
    • 0.62% fail on Body
      • 0.62% fail on Other body component
    • 0.62% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.62% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.62% fail on Requirements
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.62% fail on Steering
    • 0.62% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.62% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.62% fail on Passenger grab handles

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