Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2000
70.2% pass rate
from 3,013 tests in 2017
(39% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (22% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.066% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.90% fail on Battery
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp (85% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Fog lamp (54% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.033% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.033% fail on Lamp
    • 0.033% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (46% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes (29% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Hoses (74% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear wheels (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front wheels (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Brake linings (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.033% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.033% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.033% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.033% fail on Pedal
        • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen (66% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.9% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (26% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front
      • 0.066% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Component mounting (94% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.066% fail on Subframe mounting (93% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.100% fail on Trailing arms (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.100% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Torsion bars (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Condition (28 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.033% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe
      • 0.100% fail on System
      • 0.033% fail on Cap
    • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering damper (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.066% fail on Free play
        • 0.066% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.033% fail on Steering box
    • 0.100% fail on Steering control
      • 0.033% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.033% fail on Steering column
      • 0.033% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.033% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers
    • 0.27% fail on Body condition (85% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Doors (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Access panel
  • 0.86% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (54% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (96% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN (48% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate (48% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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