Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 1998
61.2% pass rate
from 948 tests in 2017
(17% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Battery
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.2% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.63% fail on Leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front wheels (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on ABS
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability system (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (78% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.63% fail on Front
      • 0.11% fail on Rear
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (81% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Emissions (56% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.53% fail on Steering damper (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.32% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering box
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Body condition (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers
    • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
  • 0.95% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate

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