Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2002
77.6% pass rate
from 1,141 tests in 2017
(55% 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.

  • 9.0% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid suspension (26 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Suspension unit (39 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (200 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.088% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.088% fail on Bellows
    • 0.088% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.088% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.088% fail on Front
  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.088% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual lamps (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.088% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.088% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Position lamps (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front lamps (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Fog lamp (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Stop lamp (96% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Battery (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Components (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Front wheels (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Rear wheels (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.96% fail on Hub components (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.088% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
      • 0.088% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.44% fail on ABS
    • 0.35% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Size/type
    • 0.088% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.088% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions (90% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.18% fail on System
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.96% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Steering system (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.088% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.088% fail on Lock stop
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 0.088% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.088% fail on Doors
      • 0.088% fail on Drivers

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