Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2005
80.7% pass rate
from 1,191 tests in 2017
(57% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.084% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.50% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front lamps (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear lamps (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.084% fail on Horn
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.084% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.084% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
    • 0.084% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage condition
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Hub components (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.84% fail on Brake performance (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear wheels (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic systems (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Components (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Pipes (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Hoses
      • 0.084% fail on Leaks
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.084% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.084% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.084% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Washers (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.084% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.084% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
  • 0.84% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.084% fail on Steering control
      • 0.084% fail on Steering column
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
  • 0.25% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.084% fail on Emissions
    • 0.084% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.084% fail on Cap

Search Good Garages