Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2001
69.2% pass rate
from 3,249 tests in 2017
(38% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.12% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
      • 0.031% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.55% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.031% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.65% fail on Battery
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate lamp (93% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.031% fail on Lamp
    • 0.031% fail on Horn
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Components (49% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes (33% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Hoses (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear wheels (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front wheels (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.092% fail on Brake imbalance (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on ABS
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal
        • 0.031% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.031% fail on Leaks
    • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.9% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front
      • 0.031% fail on Rear
    • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Component mounting (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.031% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.092% fail on Cap
      • 0.031% fail on System
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.18% fail on Steering damper (19 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering box (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Free play
        • 0.031% fail on Steering box
        • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.062% fail on Steering rack (94% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Power steering
      • 0.031% fail on Rams
  • 1.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Vehicle structure (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.65% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.062% fail on Seat belts (98% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.52% fail on Registration plates and VIN (54% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plate (54% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.092% fail on Condition

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