Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1996
80.0% pass rate
from 659 tests in 2020
(50% better than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (90% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (90% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (77% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment (81% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (52% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (69% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (72% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.76% fail on Rigid brake pipes (73% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.76% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.76% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.61% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.91% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.46% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (91% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Springs
      • 0.30% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.30% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (61% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.15% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.15% fail on System
    • 0.46% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 1996 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Seat belts (83% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (75% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Steering linkage components (63% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment

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