Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2002
62.1% pass rate
from 4,127 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Switch (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.78% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.94% fail on Fog lamp (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Battery (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.048% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Condition (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (19% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage condition (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Front
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Subframe mounting (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
  • 10% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (33% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Components (32% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front wheels (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.024% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.85% fail on ABS
    • 0.65% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.073% fail on Service brake control components (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on Restricted movement (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type
    • 0.048% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.073% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
      • 0.073% fail on System
      • 0.048% fail on Hose
      • 0.048% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system (28% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (30% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering damper (38 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.073% fail on Free play
        • 0.073% fail on Steering box (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Steering box
      • 0.024% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.048% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.024% fail on Steering control
      • 0.024% fail on Steering lock
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seats (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers
    • 0.39% fail on Body condition (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Doors (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers other (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.024% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.024% fail on Chassis
    • 0.024% fail on Body security
    • 0.024% fail on Load security
      • 0.024% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate
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