Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 1998
66.3% pass rate
from 2,000 tests in 2017
(28% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Stop lamp (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on All direction indicators (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (42% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.050% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.4% fail on Hazard warning (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lamp (13 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.050% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (77% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Horn
    • 0.40% fail on Battery (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (35% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Components (31% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses (44% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
      • 0.050% fail on Leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Front wheels (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.5% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (69% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.050% fail on Pedal
        • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.050% fail on Components
        • 0.050% fail on Hoses
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
    • 0.95% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front
      • 0.050% fail on Rear
    • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Component mounting (96% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Subframe mounting (92% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (91% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.050% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (51% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.050% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Cap
      • 0.30% fail on System
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (86% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system (46% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Steering damper (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.050% fail on Free play
        • 0.050% fail on Steering box
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.050% fail on Power steering
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (97% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate (49% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body condition (92% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Vehicle structure (88% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Drivers
      • 0.050% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition

Search Good Garages