Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2001
80.1% pass rate
from 347 tests in 2020
(58% better than other 2001 cars)
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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Headlamp aim (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp aim (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.58% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.86% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.86% fail on Rigid brake pipes (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Mechanical brake components (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.58% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Springs (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Coil spring (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.58% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.86% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on System
    • 0.29% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.58% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.29% fail on Steering box
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Rams
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Condition

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