Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 1998
77.7% pass rate
from 740 tests in 2017
(52% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear lamps (70% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.95% fail on Horn
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Fog lamp (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Battery
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Lamp
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Components (60% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes (53% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Hoses (71% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Front wheels (84% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear wheels (89% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.81% fail on Hub components (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.54% fail on Coil springs (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 0.54% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front
    • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (72% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Emissions (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (63% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering damper (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (81% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (77% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Drivers
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
    • 0.14% fail on Load security
      • 0.14% fail on Access panel
  • 0.81% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment

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