Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2002
77.9% pass rate
from 1,268 tests in 2020
(54% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.6% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (28 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension unit (64 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Operation (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Bellows (54 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.079% fail on Pipes
      • 0.079% fail on Other components
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.71% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (17 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.079% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical brake components (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.079% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.079% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.079% fail on Pedal
    • 0.079% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.079% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.079% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.079% fail on Other components
  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Headlamp aim (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators (65% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.079% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Position lamp (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Catalyst emissions (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Other components
        • 0.079% fail on Steering component
    • 0.079% fail on Power steering
      • 0.079% fail on Pump
    • 0.079% fail on Steering play
      • 0.079% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.71% fail on Body, chassis, structure (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.079% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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