Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2013
84.7% pass rate
from 2,082 tests in 2017
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.

  • 7.6% fail on Tyres (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.34% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front lamps (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.096% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.14% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Registration plate lamp (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.048% fail on Fog lamp
  • 1.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Windscreen (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Washers
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.24% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.048% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.048% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.096% fail on Components
        • 0.096% fail on Hoses
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.096% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal
        • 0.048% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.048% fail on ABS
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (18 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
  • 0.91% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.38% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.29% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.096% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.096% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.096% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.048% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.048% fail on Rear
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.048% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.048% fail on Installation check
        • 0.048% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.19% fail on Steering
    • 0.14% fail on Steering system
      • 0.096% fail on Free play (18 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Steering rack (18 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.048% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.096% fail on Seats
      • 0.096% fail on Drivers
    • 0.048% fail on Doors
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers
  • 0.096% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.096% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.048% fail on Emissions
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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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