Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2007
82.0% pass rate
from 877 tests in 2020
(60% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Springs (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (44% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (74% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.11% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.68% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Servos
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 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
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamps (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.91% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 1.0% fail on Visibility (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Washers (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.80% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.80% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.23% fail on Body, chassis, structure (96% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition

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