Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1986
75.9% pass rate
from 58 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.7% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.7% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.7% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.7% fail on Brake fluid
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 3.4% fail on Pipe (8 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Bumpers
    • 1.7% fail on Seats
      • 1.7% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Driver's view
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition

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