Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1983
77.3% pass rate
from 110 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.91% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.91% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.91% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.91% fail on Switch
    • 0.91% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.91% fail on Hose
      • 0.91% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.91% fail on Body
      • 0.91% fail on Other body component
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (23 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Springs
      • 0.91% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.91% fail on Coil spring
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.91% fail on Wipers
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes
    • 0.91% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.91% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.91% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.91% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition

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