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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.4% pass rate
from 525 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 1997 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 14% fail on Registration plate lamp (89% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 8.2% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (7 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.38% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Direction indicators (78% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.5% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual lamps (97% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on Switch
        • 0.19% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Horn
    • 2.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.7% fail on Hazard warning (150% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.95% fail on Switch
      • 0.57% fail on Lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.95% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.76% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.57% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 30% fail on Brakes (45% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 22% fail on Brake performance (74% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (96% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.95% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 14% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 13% fail on Components (47% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 6.5% fail on Pipes
        • 4.4% fail on Valves (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.19% fail on Servos
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Leaks
    • 4.8% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.38% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.95% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Cable
    • 0.95% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.57% fail on ABS
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
        • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.19% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Locking devices
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 5.5% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.76% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Leaf springs (140% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Spring saddle (17 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Securing bolts (5 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.19% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Front
    • 0.19% fail on General condition
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 6.3% fail on Body condition
    • 2.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.57% fail on Drivers
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.95% fail on Seats
      • 0.57% fail on Drivers
      • 0.38% fail on Passengers
    • 0.38% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.19% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.19% fail on Load security
      • 0.19% fail on Loading door
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.95% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.6% fail on Steering
    • 7.6% fail on Steering system (63% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Steering rack (200% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Free play
        • 0.38% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
        • 0.19% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.76% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Pump
    • 0.38% fail on Steering control
      • 0.19% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.19% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.19% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.76% fail on System
      • 0.57% fail on Tank
      • 0.57% fail on Pipe
      • 0.57% fail on Cap
    • 0.76% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.38% fail on Emissions
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (64% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
    • 0.19% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.76% fail on Towbars
    • 0.76% fail on Vehicle structure