Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2000
51.4% pass rate
from 1,816 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 2000 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps (47% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp (48% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.055% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.055% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (46% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (46% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (50% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Battery (54% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Horn (43% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.55% fail on Switch
      • 0.39% fail on Lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.39% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 26% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (47% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 12% fail on Components (22% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 6.4% fail on Pipes
        • 4.1% fail on Valves (43% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.055% fail on Servos
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 3.9% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (43% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.055% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.72% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.50% fail on Cable
      • 0.17% fail on Pivot (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage
    • 0.61% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.55% fail on Pedal
        • 0.39% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.055% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.055% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.055% fail on Components
        • 0.055% fail on Valves
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 8.4% fail on Spring mounting (100% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Component mounting (23% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Subframe mounting (64% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (38% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (35% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.66% fail on Securing bolts (8 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.17% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.11% fail on Spring saddle (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Front (65% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear (74% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on General condition
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.77% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 10.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 6.8% fail on Body condition (52% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Drivers
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.39% fail on Body security
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.055% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.055% fail on Steps
    • 0.055% fail on Speedometer
  • 7.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.83% fail on System
      • 0.55% fail on Cap
      • 0.33% fail on Tank
      • 0.055% fail on Pipe
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions (63% better than other 2000 vans)
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.055% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (25% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system (27% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (39% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.55% fail on Free play
        • 0.55% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
        • 0.11% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.055% fail on Steering component
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.055% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.66% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
      • 0.11% fail on Rams
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Steering control
      • 0.33% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Steering column
    • 0.33% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (83% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (82% better than other 2000 vans)
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
  • 0.61% fail on Towbars
    • 0.50% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Condition