Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2000
53.0% pass rate
from 1,435 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 2000 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamps (81% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (96% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 4.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment (33% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn (53% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.0% fail on Outline marker lamps (150% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Outline marker lamp (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.84% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (170% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 25% fail on Brakes (37% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (52% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance (54% worse than other 2000 vans)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2000 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.49% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (33% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (88% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (84% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.98% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.63% fail on Cable
        • 0.14% fail on Linkage
        • 0.070% fail on Lever
        • 0.070% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.070% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.3% fail on Load sensing valves (57% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.91% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.63% fail on Pedal
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.84% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control (9 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Valves
      • 0.070% fail on Servos
      • 0.070% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.070% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
        • 0.070% fail on Other braking system component
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.070% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (33% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.7% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.63% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.49% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (6 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Spring saddle (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.14% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.070% fail on Axles
      • 0.070% fail on Axle
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.8% fail on Chassis
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.14% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Body (160% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Panel (130% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.84% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.070% fail on Hose
    • 0.91% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Hinge (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.070% fail on Catch
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.77% fail on Seats
      • 0.42% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.35% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.70% fail on Towbar
      • 0.56% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.070% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.070% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.63% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.49% fail on Transmission (89% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Prop shafts (64% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.42% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.070% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.070% fail on Joints
    • 0.28% fail on Cabs
      • 0.28% fail on Steps
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.14% fail on Carrier
    • 0.070% fail on Load security
      • 0.070% fail on Loading door
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.56% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.070% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.070% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.84% fail on Steering gear (57% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering play (160% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.070% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.21% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.49% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition (78% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.070% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.070% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks (74% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.070% fail on Requirements
    • 0.070% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle (75% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates (79% worse than other 2000 vans)
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Hubs
  • 0.14% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.14% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.070% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.070% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.070% fail on Steps