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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 1996
51.0% pass rate
from 206 tests in 2017
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 1996 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 9.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.9% fail on Battery
    • 4.4% fail on Horn
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 0.49% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 24% fail on Brakes
    • 17% fail on Brake performance
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.97% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.97% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.49% fail on Brake operation
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 10% fail on Components
        • 5.8% fail on Pipes
        • 3.9% fail on Valves (150% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.49% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
    • 3.4% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.9% fail on Pedal
        • 1.9% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 0.97% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.97% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.97% fail on Cable
    • 0.49% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.49% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 9.2% fail on Spring mounting (180% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.49% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.97% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.49% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.97% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.4% fail on Body condition
    • 3.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis
    • 1.9% fail on Doors
      • 0.97% fail on Drivers
      • 0.97% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Drivers
  • 7.3% fail on Steering
    • 5.8% fail on Steering system
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.49% fail on Free play
        • 0.49% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
      • 0.49% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.49% fail on Pump
    • 0.97% fail on Steering operation
  • 6.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.97% fail on System
      • 0.49% fail on Tank
      • 0.49% fail on Hose
    • 0.97% fail on Emissions
    • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate