Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 1998
49.6% pass rate
from 890 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 1998 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 8.9% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 6.7% fail on Direction indicators (81% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Flashing type (81% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Individual lamps (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.45% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.45% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.56% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.7% fail on Battery
    • 2.7% fail on Horn
    • 0.45% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 29% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (64% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (200% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 6.1% fail on Service brake performance (98% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 13% fail on Components (44% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 7.3% fail on Pipes (49% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Valves (100% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.34% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.90% fail on Leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
    • 4.0% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.79% fail on Cable
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.79% fail on Pedal
        • 0.45% fail on Condition
        • 0.34% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.67% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Servos
        • 0.11% fail on Valves
      • 0.11% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 6.3% fail on Spring mounting (61% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Subframe mounting (68% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.79% fail on Attachment
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Leaf springs (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Securing bolts (8 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring eye
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Front
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.7% fail on Wipers (40% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.67% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Drivers view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 5.4% fail on Body condition
    • 3.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.0% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.34% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Loading door
  • 7.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System
      • 1.0% fail on Cap (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
    • 0.79% fail on Emissions
    • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 5.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.9% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Free play
        • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.67% fail on Towbars
    • 0.56% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar