Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2013
82.0% pass rate
from 3,067 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLS is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Tyres (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.033% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.29% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.29% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.033% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.033% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Front lamps (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamps (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.098% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.098% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.098% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Registration plate lamp (95% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Battery
    • 0.033% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.098% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.20% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.033% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.033% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.033% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Components
        • 0.13% fail on Pipes (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Hoses
    • 0.033% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.098% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.033% fail on Front
    • 0.033% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 1.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Washers (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.033% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.033% fail on Body condition
    • 0.033% fail on Seats
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system
      • 0.098% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.033% fail on Steering control
      • 0.033% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.033% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.033% fail on Emissions
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