Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1994
80.0% pass rate
from 450 tests in 2017
(51% better than other 1994 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (59% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.89% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.67% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (61% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.89% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Battery
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.22% fail on Horn
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (51% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on System
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (63% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (66% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear wheels (73% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front wheels (87% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Components (70% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (62% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.44% fail on Hub components (79% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.22% fail on Front
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (61% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Steering box
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres (69% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.44% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers

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