Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 1997
64.4% pass rate
from 1,376 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on All direction indicators (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (76% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.073% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.3% fail on Hazard warning (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Lamp (18 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.073% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.1% fail on Components
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses (58% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear wheels (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front wheels (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (92% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 1.5% fail on ABS
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.073% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.073% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Subframe mounting (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.80% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front
    • 0.15% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions (52% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on System
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
      • 0.073% fail on Cap
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (92% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Free play
        • 0.073% fail on Steering box
      • 0.073% fail on Steering damper
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Body condition (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Bootlid (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Doors
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers
    • 0.073% fail on Seats
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers
  • 0.51% fail on Registration plates and VIN (63% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate (63% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition

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