Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2013
78.5% pass rate
from 2,405 tests in 2020
Pass rate by mileage
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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.083% fail on Position lamps (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Position lamp (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.083% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.083% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.042% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.042% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.042% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.083% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.083% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.083% fail on Pedal
    • 0.083% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.042% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.042% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.042% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.71% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.62% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.083% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Other leaks (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.083% fail on View to rear
      • 0.083% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.042% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (40% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.042% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Airbags
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Transmission
      • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.50% fail on Joints
    • 0.083% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Body
      • 0.042% fail on Other body component
  • 0.042% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.042% fail on Anchorages
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  • Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013 - 2018)
    Small and stylish saloon based on the A-Class. Better quality ride. Decent sized boot given its size. Well finished interior. Better looking estate version from 2015.

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