Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2001
62.8% pass rate
from 3,485 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.086% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.086% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Horn
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.086% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.057% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.057% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.057% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Anti-lock braking system (42% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Other braking system component (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
      • 0.029% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.057% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.057% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 10.0% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Springs (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.086% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.057% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Spark ignition (17% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested (51% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.086% fail on Oxygen sensor (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Engine oil leaks (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.057% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.057% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.72% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.057% fail on Tank
    • 0.57% fail on Integral vehicle structure (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.55% fail on Body
      • 0.32% fail on Panel
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
      • 0.029% fail on Body condition
    • 0.34% fail on Chassis (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis condition (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.057% fail on Joints
        • 0.029% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.029% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.029% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.086% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Floor
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.086% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.086% fail on Undertray
    • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.029% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.057% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
        • 0.029% fail on Steering component
        • 0.029% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.057% fail on Power steering (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
    • 0.029% fail on Steering column
    • 0.029% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Airbags
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.89% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Condition

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