Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2003
59.5% pass rate
from 5,851 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Coil springs (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Location
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Front
      • 0.034% fail on Rear (97% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Component mounting (96% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on General condition
    • 0.017% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.017% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (21% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.017% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.99% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.67% fail on Individual lamps (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.017% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.034% fail on Semaphore (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Switch (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Horn (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Battery (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
      • 0.051% fail on Lamp
    • 0.085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Components (42% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes (29% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Hoses (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.017% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability system (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on ABS (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.017% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal
        • 0.017% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.017% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.017% fail on Relay lever
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.034% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.034% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen (65% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Cap (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on System
      • 0.034% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Steering (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.034% fail on Free play
        • 0.034% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.017% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.017% fail on Rams
    • 0.051% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 0.94% fail on Road Wheels (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.48% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.068% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers
    • 0.034% fail on Vehicle structure (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Body security
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
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