Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2012
85.2% pass rate
from 440 tests in 2020
(50% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Tread depth (79% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Springs
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.23% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.23% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension unit
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.4% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.45% fail on Mechanical brake components (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake linings and pads (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Brake pads (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Visibility (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Washers

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