Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1980
70.3% pass rate
from 74 tests in 2017
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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 11% fail on Rear wheels (170% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (21 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.4% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.4% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on System
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension
    • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage condition
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering damper
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis

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