Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1984
75.0% pass rate
from 144 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.69% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.69% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.4% fail on Lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.8% fail on Components
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
    • 1.4% fail on ABS (9 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.69% fail on Operation
    • 0.69% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.69% fail on Steering box
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering
      • 1.4% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.1% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.69% fail on Front
  • 3.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Passengers front
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.69% fail on Requirements
      • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.69% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate

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