Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1995
76.6% pass rate
from 543 tests in 2017
(44% better than other 1995 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (52% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.55% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (49% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (70% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Fog lamp (75% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Battery
    • 0.37% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.3% fail on Components
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Rear wheels (71% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.55% fail on Front wheels (83% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.92% fail on ABS
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.92% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
      • 0.37% fail on Cap
      • 0.18% fail on System
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (85% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.55% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (82% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.18% fail on Front
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (62% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (62% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (67% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.92% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (83% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Body condition (87% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate

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