Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2006
81.6% pass rate
from 929 tests in 2020
(59% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Headlamps (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Position lamps (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Position lamp (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (69% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.86% fail on Brake performance (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (91% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.54% fail on Mechanical brake components (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.11% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.32% fail on Catalyst emissions (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.97% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.86% fail on Body, chassis, structure (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.32% fail on Flexible couplings (35 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack

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