Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1982
72.6% pass rate
from 62 tests in 2020
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 1982 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.5% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on System (18 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Hose
      • 1.6% fail on Pipe
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.6% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.6% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (7 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (30 times worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.6% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.6% fail on Speedometer

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