Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 1999
63.2% pass rate
from 2,245 tests in 2020
(18% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (36% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.045% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.089% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
      • 0.089% fail on Battery(ies) (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.27% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Main beam tell-tale (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (36% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.89% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.045% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.089% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.045% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
      • 0.045% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.045% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.045% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.045% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (48% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.22% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (69% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (75% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (34% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 0.98% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.45% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
      • 0.18% fail on Panel
      • 0.045% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.40% fail on Chassis (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis condition (69% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (96% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.089% fail on Flexible couplings (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Joints
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.089% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.089% fail on Hinge (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.089% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.18% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.13% fail on Floor
    • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.045% fail on Undertray
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (40% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested (62% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.089% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.045% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.045% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.045% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.13% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.045% fail on Steering component
      • 0.089% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.045% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Rams
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
    • 0.045% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.045% fail on Steering box
    • 0.045% fail on Steering column
    • 0.045% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (77% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.71% fail on Road Wheels (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition

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