Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2009
84.0% pass rate
from 499 tests in 2020
(61% 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.

  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Tread depth (79% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.60% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamps (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.20% fail on Horn
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.60% fail on Mechanical brake components (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake linings and pads (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Brake pads (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.60% fail on Brake performance (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 1.2% fail on Visibility (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Wipers (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Washers
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust emissions (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Spark ignition (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Condition

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