Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1981
72.7% pass rate
from 66 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.6% fail on Subframe mounting (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Washers
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
  • 6.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
      • 1.5% fail on Attachment
  • 6.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Speedometer
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on System
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate

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