Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2003
67.2% pass rate
from 2,356 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.085% fail on Switch
      • 0.042% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.51% fail on Battery
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 10% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Coil springs (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.042% fail on Rear
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Component mounting
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (44% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes (26% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Hoses
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.042% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.042% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front wheels (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear wheels (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.81% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.085% fail on Pedal
        • 0.085% fail on Condition
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Fuel system (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pipe
      • 0.042% fail on System
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Steering damper (64 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.085% fail on Steering control
      • 0.085% fail on Steering column
    • 0.042% fail on Power steering
      • 0.042% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.93% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.81% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.042% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.76% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Body security
    • 0.042% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.042% fail on Chassis
    • 0.042% fail on Doors
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.042% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment

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