Mercedes-Benz CLA MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.7% pass rate
from 7,849 tests in 2020
(9.1% better than other 2016 cars)
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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLA is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (67% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type (24% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Visibility (48% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Washers (4.1% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass (69% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen (71% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on View to rear (29% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Mirrors (31% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Driver's view (28% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (8.4% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (5.2% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (4.6% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (28% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (28% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.013% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.24% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested (35% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems (24% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Flexible brake hoses (14% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (50% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (8.6% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (8.6% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (0.30% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Individual direction indicators (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (43% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Position lamps (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Position lamp (31% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps (33% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps (32% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Electrical equipment (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Horn (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.013% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 0.71% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Spark ignition (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Catalyst emissions (53% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.013% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (64% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment (55% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs (52% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint (15% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.076% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (64% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.025% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers airbag (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Body (78% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other body component (61% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.038% fail on Fuel system (15% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (41% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Transmission (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Joints (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.025% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2016 cars)
Read the Honest John Review

Search Good Garages