Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.4% pass rate
from 2,165 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLS is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (61% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.092% fail on Headlamps (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.046% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.046% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.046% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.046% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.046% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes
    • 0.79% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (14 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.046% fail on Rbt
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.046% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.092% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.092% fail on Lever
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal
    • 0.046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 0.83% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Visibility (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Washers (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Wipers (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Bonnet (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on View to rear
      • 0.092% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.046% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.60% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.18% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.046% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Suspension
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.092% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.092% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.046% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.046% fail on Seats
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.092% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.046% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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