Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.6% pass rate
from 4,273 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (52% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.80% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.047% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.070% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.094% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Position lamps (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Front lamps (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Registration plate lamp (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.023% fail on Battery
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (51% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Washers
    • 0.59% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Hub components (46% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.023% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.070% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.047% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.047% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.047% fail on Components
        • 0.023% fail on Pipes
        • 0.023% fail on Hoses
    • 0.023% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Attachment
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.047% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.26% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.023% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.023% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.070% fail on Emissions
    • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.023% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.094% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.047% fail on Body condition
    • 0.047% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers
  • 0.070% fail on Steering
    • 0.070% fail on Steering system
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.023% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.023% fail on Speed limiter plate
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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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