Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2010
72.4% pass rate
from 1,234 tests in 2017
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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLS is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Tyres (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.32% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.081% fail on Size/type
  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.49% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate lamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.081% fail on Fog lamp
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.97% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.16% fail on Rear
      • 0.081% fail on Front
    • 0.081% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.081% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.081% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Components (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.081% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.97% fail on Hub components (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.081% fail on ABS
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.89% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.081% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Free play
        • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.081% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.081% fail on Power steering
      • 0.081% fail on Operation
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.081% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.081% fail on Body condition
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