Mercedes-Benz CLC MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.7% pass rate
from 3,449 tests in 2017
(8.2% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.38% fail on Rear lamps (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.029% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.029% fail on Horn
  • 15% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Condition (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Location
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.41% fail on Front
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on General condition
    • 0.029% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.72% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.058% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.99% fail on Components
        • 0.93% fail on Pipes (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Hoses
        • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.029% fail on Leaks
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.17% fail on ABS
    • 0.058% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.058% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.058% fail on Cable
    • 0.029% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.029% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.029% fail on Power steering
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions
    • 0.058% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Cap
    • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 0.52% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.29% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.29% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.029% fail on Body security
    • 0.029% fail on Load security
      • 0.029% fail on Tailgate
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