Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 1996
53.7% pass rate
from 123 tests in 2020
(1.9% worse than other 1996 vans)
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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (76% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp (49% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 7.3% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 7.3% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 7.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (1.9% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (1.9% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (3.0% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (6.9% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Electrical equipment (12% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Horn (27% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.81% fail on Position lamp
  • 23% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (22% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 8.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 6.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (19% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (20% worse than other 1996 vans)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1996 vans)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 1996 vans)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.81% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.81% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 6.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (79% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Pedal (6 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Load sensing valves (190% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Parking brake control (5 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.81% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.81% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 18% fail on Suspension (4.6% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 9.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (0.0097% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (11% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint (91% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (34% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (33% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.81% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.81% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Driver's door (8 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Chassis (1.8% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Chassis condition (0.89% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Towbar (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (55% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (55% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.81% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.81% fail on Bracket
    • 0.81% fail on Body
      • 0.81% fail on Panel
    • 0.81% fail on Cabs
      • 0.81% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (58% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Steering gear (170% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components (29% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (25% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (2.4% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Wipers (61% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (38% better than other 1996 vans)
  • 6.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts (58% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas (50% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1996 vans)
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Compression ignition (81% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.81% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (4.3% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.81% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.81% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks (62% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.81% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (37% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 1996 vans)