Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2000
77.8% pass rate
from 486 tests in 2017
(55% 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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Battery
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (76% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.62% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.21% fail on Front
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Components (69% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes (55% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Hoses
      • 0.41% fail on Leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front wheels (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.21% fail on Hub components
      • 0.21% fail on Brake pads
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering damper (32 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering box
    • 0.62% fail on Power steering
      • 0.41% fail on Other components
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Emissions (90% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on System
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.62% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Body condition
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment

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