Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 1999
49.7% pass rate
from 1,178 tests in 2017
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.

  • 35% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Position lamps (33% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Rear lamps (55% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 8.9% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Switch
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 8.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (49% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (49% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 4.3% fail on Individual lamps (78% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.085% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.085% fail on Switch
    • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.93% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.76% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.42% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 32% fail on Brakes (57% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 23% fail on Brake performance (89% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 17% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 6.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 14% fail on Hydraulic systems (50% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 13% fail on Components (51% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 7.0% fail on Pipes (48% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 5.2% fail on Valves (120% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.17% fail on Pump (19 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.085% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.085% fail on Servos
      • 0.59% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components (57% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.085% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical components (100% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Cable
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
      • 0.085% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.085% fail on Pivot
    • 0.59% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Condition
        • 0.085% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.085% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.5% fail on Spring mounting (88% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.93% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.17% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.085% fail on Spring eye
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid suspension (9 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension unit (12 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
    • 0.085% fail on General condition
  • 12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Body condition (65% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.9% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Drivers
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
      • 0.085% fail on Drivers
    • 0.25% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.17% fail on Loading door (4 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.085% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.085% fail on Body security
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (64% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.2% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.085% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system (85% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 6.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.51% fail on Free play
        • 0.51% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.085% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.17% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.085% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.085% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Requirements
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.085% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.93% fail on Towbars
    • 0.85% fail on Vehicle structure (150% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.085% fail on Towbar
  • 0.085% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment