Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2007
61.2% pass rate
from 4,931 tests in 2020
(7.8% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.081% fail on Suspension arm
    • 7.2% fail on Springs (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Coil springs (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Coil spring (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage ball joints (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.081% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.041% fail on Lever
        • 0.020% fail on Cable
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Pedal
      • 0.081% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.081% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.061% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
      • 0.020% fail on Additional braking device
  • 8.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Individual direction indicators (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.73% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Position lamp (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.061% fail on Horn (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
    • 0.020% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.061% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.041% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.041% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition (21% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.65% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.061% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.020% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
        • 0.020% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Power steering
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
    • 0.041% fail on Steering play
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.020% fail on Steering column
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.061% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.061% fail on Body
      • 0.041% fail on Other body component
      • 0.020% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.020% fail on Transmission
      • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.020% fail on Joints
    • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.020% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.020% fail on Speedometer
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