Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2004
59.5% pass rate
from 6,767 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.030% fail on Sub-frames (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Sub-frame (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Individual direction indicators (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical equipment (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Horn
      • 0.044% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.044% fail on Battery(ies) (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.044% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (20% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.015% fail on Linkage
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.69% fail on Electronic stability control (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.71% fail on Lever
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.059% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (35% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (40% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.030% fail on NOx sensor (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on View to rear (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet (86% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.77% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.75% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Pump
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
    • 0.044% fail on Steering play
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.044% fail on Pipe
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on System
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
    • 0.074% fail on Bumpers (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Transmission (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.015% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.015% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.030% fail on Body (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Panel
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
    • 0.015% fail on Chassis
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.015% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.015% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.015% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Anchorages
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