Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2000
82.2% pass rate
from 562 tests in 2020
(63% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Position lamp (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.36% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical brake components (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.71% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Bonnet (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.53% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring (78% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.18% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (87% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.18% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (62% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering linkage components (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Rams
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Steering box
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on System
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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