Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2000
68.0% pass rate
from 3,174 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.66% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (33% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp (31% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.79% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.54% fail on Horn
      • 0.25% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.032% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.032% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (25% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (51% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs and drums (79% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.063% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.095% fail on Parking brake control (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Lever (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.032% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.032% fail on Servos
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.95% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (93% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.54% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.063% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (83% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.063% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (72% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.063% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Engine oil leaks (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.095% fail on System
      • 0.063% fail on Hose
    • 0.38% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Prop shaft (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.063% fail on Bearing housing (23 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.095% fail on Panel
      • 0.063% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.095% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.032% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.063% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.032% fail on Bracket
    • 0.063% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.063% fail on Door condition
    • 0.063% fail on Floor
    • 0.032% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.032% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (36% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Steering linkage components (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
        • 0.032% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.095% fail on Steering gear (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
      • 0.032% fail on Steering box
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.063% fail on Steering column
    • 0.063% fail on Steering play
      • 0.032% fail on Steering box
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates (50% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Condition

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