Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1993
75.6% pass rate
from 119 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 1993 cars)
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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.84% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.84% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.84% fail on Switch
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.84% fail on Lever
    • 0.84% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.84% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.84% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.84% fail on Wipers
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.84% fail on Springs
      • 0.84% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.84% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.84% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.84% fail on Pipe
    • 0.84% fail on Bumpers
  • 2.5% fail on Road Wheels (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.84% fail on Condition
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.84% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.84% fail on Steering
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.84% fail on Lock stop

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