Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2003
58.8% pass rate
from 5,688 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (7.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.070% fail on Suspension arm (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.9% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.070% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.69% fail on Individual direction indicators (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.070% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
      • 0.018% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.018% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Horn
      • 0.053% fail on Battery(ies) (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.053% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.018% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.018% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Cable
        • 0.018% fail on Lever
        • 0.018% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.90% fail on Electronic stability control (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Anti-lock braking system (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.60% fail on Lever
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
      • 0.070% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic systems (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.018% fail on Servos
    • 0.035% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.035% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on View to rear
      • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.088% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.018% fail on Window
    • 0.070% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.070% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (50% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.37% fail on Fluid leaks (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Airbags
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.070% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.053% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.088% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Power steering (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
    • 0.070% fail on Steering play
      • 0.070% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.018% fail on Steering column
    • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.018% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pipe
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.053% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.088% fail on Doors (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition
        • 0.018% fail on Catch
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
      • 0.018% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
    • 0.053% fail on Integral vehicle structure (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Strengthening plate (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.035% fail on Transmission (99% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Bracket
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.018% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.018% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.035% fail on Undertray
    • 0.018% fail on Chassis
      • 0.018% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Anchorages
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