Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 1998
63.3% pass rate
from 690 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.29% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.87% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.29% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.14% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (43% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.87% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
      • 0.43% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.72% fail on Body
      • 0.43% fail on Panel
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.29% fail on Chassis (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition (46% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (44% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Drag link end
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment

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