Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2001
82.1% pass rate
from 280 tests in 2017
(64% 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.

  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (16 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate lamp (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Components (65% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.71% fail on Hoses
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Rear wheels
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.71% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (80% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.71% fail on Body condition
    • 0.36% fail on Body security
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
    • 0.36% fail on Load security
      • 0.36% fail on Access panel
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.36% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.36% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.36% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.36% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate

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