Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2010
84.8% pass rate
from 315 tests in 2017
(48% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 6.7% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.32% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.32% fail on Front
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Hub components
      • 0.63% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.63% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.32% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamp aim (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Stop lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.95% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.95% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.63% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
  • 0.63% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Steering
    • 0.32% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.32% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.32% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.32% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions

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