Mercedes-Benz CLC MOT Results

Registered in 2008
56.9% pass rate
from 2,856 tests in 2020
(7.6% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLC is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Suspension arm
    • 8.9% fail on Springs (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Coil spring (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 7.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.070% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.035% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.070% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.070% fail on Main beam tell-tale (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Electrical equipment (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.81% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.070% fail on Lever
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
      • 0.070% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.070% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.070% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Steering (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
        • 0.035% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Rams
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
    • 0.035% fail on Steering column
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.56% fail on Catalyst emissions (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.035% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.070% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.070% fail on Load security (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Tailgate (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Tailgate condition (28 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Seats
      • 0.070% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.035% fail on Body
      • 0.035% fail on Other body component
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.035% fail on Undertray
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Attachment (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.60% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
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