Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2011
81.2% pass rate
from 1,494 tests in 2020
(38% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLS is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (24 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Mechanical brake components (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake linings and pads (70% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Brake pads (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.067% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.067% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (42% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.54% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.74% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.067% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.067% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.067% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.067% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.067% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.067% fail on Horn
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Washers (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.067% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.067% fail on Window
  • 0.94% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.067% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.067% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.067% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.47% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.067% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.067% fail on System
    • 0.067% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.067% fail on Transmission
      • 0.067% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.067% fail on Flexible couplings
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
Read the Honest John Review

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    Big CO2 reductions. Four-cylinder CLS 250 CDI available at last. Precisely-built interior. Retains unique style of original CLS. Comes with full LED headlights.
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS (2005 - 2011)
    Dramatically different from any other Mercedes, wonderful styling, great engines and transmissions, incredibly refined with a forgiving ride.

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