Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2001
50.4% pass rate
from 2,923 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 2001 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (13% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 9.7% fail on Position lamps (20% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Rear lamps (44% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Fog lamp (41% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (37% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (37% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (48% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on All direction indicators (72% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (44% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.1% fail on Battery (100% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Horn (28% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning (180% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Lamp (200% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Outline marker lamps (11 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Front lamps (11 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Rear lamps (8 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on All outline markers
  • 28% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (36% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Front wheels (31% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.034% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.034% fail on Brake operation
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (20% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 13% fail on Components (24% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 6.8% fail on Pipes
        • 4.8% fail on Valves (47% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses (85% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components (43% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (50% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (54% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake back plates (7 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.034% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.86% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.68% fail on Cable
      • 0.10% fail on Relay lever (8 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Pivot
    • 0.82% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal
        • 0.44% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.034% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.034% fail on Components
        • 0.034% fail on Valves
  • 17% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Prescribed areas (40% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Spring mounting
      • 3.2% fail on Component mounting (49% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Subframe mounting (77% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (42% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (69% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Presence
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.75% fail on Securing bolts (7 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.14% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.14% fail on Spring saddle (7 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Spring slippers (8 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Shackle (81% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Front (72% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Rear (89% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Front drive shafts (97% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Constant velocity joints (98% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.034% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.068% fail on General condition
    • 0.034% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Pipes
    • 0.034% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.034% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Axles
      • 0.034% fail on Clearance
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.068% fail on Drivers view (5 times worse than other 2001 vans)
  • 8.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 6.2% fail on Body condition (41% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Vehicle structure (31% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis (31% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front (67% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
      • 0.034% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers (80% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Body security
    • 0.068% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.034% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.034% fail on Steps
    • 0.034% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.034% fail on Loading door
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (20% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (30% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.58% fail on Free play (180% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.58% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Steering arm (150% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
        • 0.034% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.44% fail on Steering control (170% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.034% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.034% fail on Steering column
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering (64% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
      • 0.034% fail on Drive system
      • 0.034% fail on Pump
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (24% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.82% fail on System
      • 0.72% fail on Cap
      • 0.24% fail on Tank
      • 0.068% fail on Pipe
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions (78% better than other 2001 vans)
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (43% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
    • 0.034% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.034% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (43% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate (42% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Towbars
    • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.068% fail on Towbar
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.034% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.034% fail on Speed limiter plate