Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2002
71.6% pass rate
from 2,637 tests in 2017
(43% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.076% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps (45% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Individual lamps (45% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Battery
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.076% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.038% fail on Lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.038% fail on Horn
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes (36% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Front wheels (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Rear wheels (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.038% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal
        • 0.038% fail on Condition
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Windscreen (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Front
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Component mounting (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.038% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pipe
      • 0.076% fail on Cap
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (87% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering system (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering damper (52 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
        • 0.038% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.076% fail on Power steering (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.038% fail on Drive system
  • 0.99% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seats (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition (90% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Drivers
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.038% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.038% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.038% fail on Chassis
  • 0.68% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate (47% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Condition

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