Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2010
82.5% pass rate
from 366 tests in 2020
(52% 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.

  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.82% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.55% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.55% fail on Hazard warning (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Stop lamp
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.55% fail on Air and vacuum systems (68 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
      • 0.27% fail on Servos
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.27% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.27% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.27% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.27% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wipers
    • 0.55% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.82% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Condition
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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