Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2011
82.8% pass rate
from 1,341 tests in 2017
(30% 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.

  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Condition (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.075% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.075% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.075% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Position lamps (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front lamps (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.075% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.82% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Hoses
      • 0.075% fail on Leaks
    • 0.82% fail on Hub components (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
  • 1.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Washers (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Condition
    • 0.075% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.97% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.60% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.52% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers other (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Body condition
  • 0.15% fail on Steering
    • 0.075% fail on Steering system
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.075% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Emissions
    • 0.075% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.075% fail on System
  • 0.075% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.075% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.075% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
Read the Honest John Review

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  • Mercedes-Benz CLS (2005 - 2011)
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