Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2008
75.5% pass rate
from 139 tests in 2017
(34% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.72% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Rear reflectors (31 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.72% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.72% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.9% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.72% fail on Hoses
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rams
      • 0.72% fail on Other components
    • 0.72% fail on Steering control
      • 0.72% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.2% fail on Mirrors (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.72% fail on Requirements
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.72% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
  • 0.72% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust system

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