Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1983
67.6% pass rate
from 102 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.0% fail on Tell tales (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.98% fail on Battery
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.98% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.98% fail on Lamp
    • 0.98% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Components
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
      • 0.98% fail on Operation
      • 0.98% fail on Leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (6 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.98% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.0% fail on System
      • 0.98% fail on Hose
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.98% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 2.0% fail on Seats
      • 2.0% fail on Drivers
  • 4.9% fail on Suspension
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.98% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.98% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.98% fail on Tyres
    • 0.98% fail on Condition

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