Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2008
84.9% pass rate
from 742 tests in 2017
(59% 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.

  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Tread depth (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
  • 3.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamps (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Horn
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.40% fail on Components
        • 0.40% fail on Pipes
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 0.54% fail on ABS
    • 0.54% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.40% fail on Hub components (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.13% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Washers (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.94% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.54% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering system
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.27% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Load security
      • 0.13% fail on Bootlid

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