Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2013
86.3% pass rate
from 1,153 tests in 2020
(48% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Size/type
  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.95% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.087% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.087% fail on Position lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.0% fail on Visibility (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Washers (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wipers (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Brakes (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Mechanical brake components (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake linings and pads (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Brake pads (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.087% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.087% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.69% fail on Suspension (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.087% fail on Springs
      • 0.087% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.087% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.087% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.087% fail on Accumulator
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment
  • 0.087% fail on Steering
    • 0.087% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.087% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.087% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.087% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.087% fail on Strengthening plate

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