Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2009
85.7% pass rate
from 453 tests in 2017
(56% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.88% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.44% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.66% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front lamps (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.22% fail on Stop lamp
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.88% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.66% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.66% fail on Components
        • 0.66% fail on Pipes
    • 0.22% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.22% fail on Cable
  • 1.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Condition
  • 0.44% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions

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