Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2007
73.4% pass rate
from 3,271 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 7.7% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.092% fail on Torque/reaction arms (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Wheel bearings (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Front
      • 0.031% fail on Rear
    • 0.031% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front wheels (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.9% fail on Components
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Hoses
      • 0.061% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.061% fail on ABS (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.031% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Rear lamps (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.83% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate lamp (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Individual lamps (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.092% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.031% fail on Size/type
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Emissions (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pipe
      • 0.031% fail on Cap
    • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.061% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.40% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering system (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
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