Mercedes-Benz CLC MOT Results

Registered in 2009
59.0% pass rate
from 4,002 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLC is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.2% fail on Springs (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joints (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.100% fail on Linkage
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Electrical equipment (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.025% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.50% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (51% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.100% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.35% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.075% fail on Pedal
      • 0.075% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.050% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Servos
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.025% fail on Servos
    • 0.025% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.075% fail on View to rear
      • 0.075% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.050% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.050% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.025% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.025% fail on Components
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.100% fail on Power steering
      • 0.075% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Pump
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.65% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.90% fail on Compression ignition (39% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.075% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.075% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.025% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.025% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.55% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.025% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.025% fail on Speedometer
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