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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 1999
52.7% pass rate
from 957 tests in 2020
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 1999 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 9.8% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 8.5% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (68% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (68% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (97% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (100% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Battery(ies) (81% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
      • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Outline marker lamps (4 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Outline marker lamp (5 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.73% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 25% fail on Brakes (50% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (79% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 7.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (43% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.10% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.94% fail on Cable
        • 0.21% fail on Pivot (5 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 3.3% fail on Load sensing valves (89% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.94% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.73% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Valves
      • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.31% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.10% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.10% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.21% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.10% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (130% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Leaf springs (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.73% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.63% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (9 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Shackle bracket (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Spring saddle (6 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.10% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.84% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Axle
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.0% fail on Chassis (60% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Chassis condition (58% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.9% fail on Body (180% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Panel (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Towbar (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.73% fail on Cabs
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Steps
    • 0.52% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.42% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.31% fail on Carrier
    • 0.31% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (93% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Dropside
        • 0.10% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.10% fail on Floor
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (42% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on View to rear (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.73% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.73% fail on Windscreen (180% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
        • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.63% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Pump
    • 0.10% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.10% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.84% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.42% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.73% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment