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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2001
52.9% pass rate
from 2,431 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 2001 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps (74% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp (80% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (34% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (34% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (42% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.082% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.90% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.082% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.6% fail on Outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Outline marker lamp (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on All outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 24% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (31% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 5.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (32% worse than other 2001 vans)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (41% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 2001 vans)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2001 vans)
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2001 vans)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.082% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.49% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (24% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (86% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (85% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (43% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (71% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.86% fail on Cable
        • 0.16% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Lever
        • 0.041% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.041% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.8% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.49% fail on Pedal
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.82% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system (160% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability control (13 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.74% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.49% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.29% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.12% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
      • 0.041% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.041% fail on Servos
      • 0.041% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.041% fail on Valves
    • 0.082% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 17% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (20% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint dust cover (55% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.45% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.41% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.29% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.12% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames (76% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (71% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.16% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.082% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.041% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension unit
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (13% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.1% fail on Chassis
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.041% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.7% fail on Body (120% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Panel (170% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Other body component
      • 0.25% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.33% fail on Pipe
      • 0.25% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.041% fail on Hose
    • 0.95% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
        • 0.041% fail on Hinge
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
        • 0.082% fail on Hinge (5 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
    • 0.70% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.41% fail on Towbar
      • 0.41% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.33% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts (91% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Prop shaft (89% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.29% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Loading door (6 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Dropside
        • 0.041% fail on Dropside condition
        • 0.041% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.21% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.12% fail on Carrier
      • 0.082% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.082% fail on Steps
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.082% fail on Undertray
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.041% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.041% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.041% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on View to rear
      • 0.70% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.58% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.9% fail on Steering (19% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.082% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (40% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (39% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
    • 0.70% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Pump
    • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.041% fail on Steering column
    • 0.041% fail on Steering shaft
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.082% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (80% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions (69% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (35% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2001 vans)
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (69% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates (71% worse than other 2001 vans)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.041% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.041% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.041% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.041% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.041% fail on Steps