Mercedes-Benz CLS MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.0% pass rate
from 2,141 tests in 2020
(8.9% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLS is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (52% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.093% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake linings and pads (41% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (39% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Lever (64% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.047% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic braking system
  • 1.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (0.92% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (4.4% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (6.3% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (6.1% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (4.4% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.047% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.047% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.047% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Spark ignition (59% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Visibility (83% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Washers (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Wipers (94% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Driver's view (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Condition of glass (55% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Windscreen (57% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.28% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Wheel bearings (53% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Shock absorbers (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.047% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (16% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (95% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Requirements
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (83% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (31% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Exhaust system (8.9% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Bumpers
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