Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2002
69.9% pass rate
from 2,906 tests in 2020
(38% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 0.45% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (39% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums (83% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.034% fail on Linkage
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Lever (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
      • 0.034% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.069% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.034% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.069% fail on View to rear (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Mirrors (80% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (54% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.62% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (50% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.93% fail on Catalyst emissions (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.034% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Prop shafts (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Prop shaft (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Bearing housing (35 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Flexible couplings (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.034% fail on System
    • 0.17% fail on Chassis (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis condition (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Strengthening plate (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
      • 0.034% fail on Panel
    • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.034% fail on Doors
      • 0.034% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.034% fail on Door condition
    • 0.034% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.034% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.069% fail on Power steering (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pump
      • 0.034% fail on Rams
    • 0.069% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.034% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.034% fail on Steering column
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates (56% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.034% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.034% fail on Speedometer

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