Mercedes-Benz SLK MOT Results

Registered in 2008
75.2% pass rate
from 2,857 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Coil springs (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Location
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.070% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Front
    • 0.035% fail on General condition
    • 0.035% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.67% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.46% fail on Individual lamps (58% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.88% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front lamps (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.70% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.070% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Fog lamp (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Lamp
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Rear wheels (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 1.5% fail on Pipes (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Hoses
    • 0.98% fail on Hub components (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake discs (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.035% fail on ABS
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.070% fail on Cap
  • 1.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wipers (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Washers (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.77% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.77% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.77% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.035% fail on Doors
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers
    • 0.035% fail on Load security
      • 0.035% fail on Access panel
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