Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2006
81.3% pass rate
from 831 tests in 2017
(56% 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.

  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Torque/reaction arms (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.24% fail on Front
    • 0.12% fail on General condition
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes
    • 0.12% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front lamps (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamps (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Horn
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Hub components (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.84% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear wheels (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Components (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Pipes (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Washers (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.72% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering lock (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.60% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.48% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on System
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers

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