Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1995
73.2% pass rate
from 630 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (95% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (95% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.79% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.48% fail on Horn
      • 0.32% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Position lamps (84% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Position lamp (84% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.95% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.79% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.32% fail on Electronic stability control (10 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.16% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.16% fail on Other braking system component
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (40% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.79% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.63% fail on Noise suppression (27 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Sound deadening material (35 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Undertray
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Suspension (81% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Suspension arms (73% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Springs
      • 0.32% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.32% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.32% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 1995 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Hose
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
    • 0.48% fail on Body
      • 0.32% fail on Panel
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (60% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.95% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (86% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)

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