Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1984
74.4% pass rate
from 164 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.4% fail on Horn
      • 0.61% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.61% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Hose (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pipe
    • 1.2% fail on Floor
    • 0.61% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 6.1% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.61% fail on View to rear
      • 0.61% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.61% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (10 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (10 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.61% fail on Lever
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.61% fail on Valves
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.61% fail on Steering play
      • 0.61% fail on Steering box
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.61% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.61% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.61% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.61% fail on Tyres
    • 0.61% fail on Tread depth

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