Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2014
80.8% pass rate
from 1,932 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLS is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.6% fail on Tyres (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.052% fail on Stop lamp
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (44% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.83% fail on Rigid brake pipes (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.052% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 0.052% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
    • 0.052% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.052% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Washers (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.98% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.93% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.47% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.052% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.052% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.052% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.052% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.052% fail on Seats
      • 0.052% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.052% fail on Undertray
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