Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2002
61.4% pass rate
from 3,808 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.026% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (15 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.026% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.079% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.026% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.026% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (63% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.053% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.053% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (35% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (32% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.71% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Cable
        • 0.026% fail on Linkage
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Anti-lock braking system (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.053% fail on Pedal (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.053% fail on Other components
    • 0.026% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.026% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.053% fail on Indirect vision devices (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition (30% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (45% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.026% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.34% fail on Compression ignition (70% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (92% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.026% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.053% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.053% fail on Undertray
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Hose
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
    • 0.37% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
      • 0.026% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.079% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.079% fail on Flexible couplings (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Joints
      • 0.079% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Chassis (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis condition (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Doors (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.053% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.079% fail on Floor
    • 0.079% fail on Undertray
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Bracket
    • 0.053% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.053% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Pre-tensioners
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.053% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.053% fail on Other components
        • 0.026% fail on Steering component
        • 0.026% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
    • 0.079% fail on Steering play
      • 0.079% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.84% fail on Road Wheels (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
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