Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2008
83.4% pass rate
from 848 tests in 2020
(63% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.4% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (72% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.59% fail on Mechanical brake components (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake linings and pads (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Brake pads (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.47% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Position lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Horn
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on System
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.12% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
  • 0.59% fail on Visibility (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Washers
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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