Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2006
74.5% pass rate
from 3,584 tests in 2017
(40% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Location
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.56% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.084% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.084% fail on Wheel bearings (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Front (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.028% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts
  • 6.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps (36% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.028% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Rear lamps (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.028% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.4% fail on Components
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.028% fail on Hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Leaks
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Rear wheels (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front wheels (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.056% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.84% fail on Hub components (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake pads (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.084% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.084% fail on Parking brake (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on ABS (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.028% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.028% fail on Pedal
        • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.028% fail on Lever
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Cap
      • 0.056% fail on Pipe
    • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on Washers (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.75% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Free play
        • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.056% fail on Power steering (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
  • 0.64% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Body condition (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Doors
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers
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