Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2013
87.2% pass rate
from 1,116 tests in 2020
(57% 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.

  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Tread depth (91% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators (28% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type (28% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters (10% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Individual direction indicators (43% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Catalyst emissions (11% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint (20% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.090% fail on Springs
      • 0.090% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.090% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.090% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.90% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Brakes (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Mechanical brake components (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake linings and pads (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake pads (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.090% fail on Rbt
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.090% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.090% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.090% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.72% fail on Visibility (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Wipers (92% better than other 2013 cars)

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