Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2007
68.8% pass rate
from 2,626 tests in 2017
(21% 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 CLS is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 4.1% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Location
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.076% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.076% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 0.038% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 0.038% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Tyres (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.42% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.076% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on Individual lamps (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Components (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Hoses (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Front wheels (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.038% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.038% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.19% fail on ABS (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.076% fail on Pedal
        • 0.076% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Components
        • 0.038% fail on Pipes
    • 0.038% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Power steering
      • 0.038% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Wipers (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Hose (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 0.53% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.038% fail on Body security
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