Mercedes-Benz CLC MOT Results

Registered in 2010
61.8% pass rate
from 2,885 tests in 2020
(8.9% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLC is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
    • 6.9% fail on Springs (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Coil springs (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Coil spring (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joints (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.035% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.035% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.035% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.035% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.035% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.069% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Cable
    • 0.76% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.069% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Servos
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.069% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.035% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.035% fail on Power steering
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.035% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.069% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.035% fail on Hinge
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Other boot lid component (27 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.035% fail on Transmission
      • 0.035% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.035% fail on Body
      • 0.035% fail on Other body component
    • 0.035% fail on Load security
      • 0.035% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.035% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 0.83% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.66% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.80% fail on Road Wheels (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
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