Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.8% pass rate
from 3,514 tests in 2020
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.

  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.028% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.028% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.028% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.085% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.085% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.028% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.028% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.77% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.77% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters (84% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Position lamps (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Position lamp (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.057% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.057% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.057% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension
    • 2.9% fail on Springs (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.057% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Suspension arms (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.028% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.028% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.085% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.028% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.028% fail on View to rear
      • 0.028% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.65% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.028% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.40% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.057% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.057% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Body condition
      • 0.028% fail on Other body component
    • 0.057% fail on Seats
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.028% fail on Tank
    • 0.028% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.085% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.057% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.028% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
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