Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 1996
67.1% pass rate
from 79 tests in 2020
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on All direction indicators (25 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.5% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Brake performance not tested (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
  • 6.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe
    • 1.3% fail on Bumpers
    • 1.3% fail on Body
      • 1.3% fail on Panel
      • 1.3% fail on Other body component
    • 1.3% fail on Boot lid
      • 1.3% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 1.3% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 1.3% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end

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