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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2002
52.2% pass rate
from 3,606 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 2002 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Stop lamp (19% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (79% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps (55% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp (59% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.055% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.69% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (41% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (40% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.083% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.028% fail on Arm
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Horn (31% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies) (55% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Outline marker lamp (3 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on All outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.64% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.22% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 26% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 6.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance (44% worse than other 2002 vans)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (26% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (20% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.42% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.055% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (22% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.083% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (43% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (43% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.083% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.89% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.50% fail on Cable
        • 0.17% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
        • 0.083% fail on Pivot
    • 3.3% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control (170% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (190% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system (150% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control (11 times worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.69% fail on Pedal
      • 0.36% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.75% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Valves
      • 0.055% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.028% fail on Servos
    • 0.28% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.083% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.055% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.055% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Additional braking device
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.028% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
  • 17% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (22% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.083% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (32% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs (57% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.78% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (7 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.11% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.11% fail on Spring saddle (6 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (81% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.028% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.80% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension unit
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint (62% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames (73% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (77% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.083% fail on Axle
      • 0.028% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.055% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.028% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Body (160% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Other body component (160% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Body condition (180% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.028% fail on Pillar
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.055% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.5% fail on Chassis
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.055% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Bumpers (160% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
        • 0.083% fail on Hinge
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
        • 0.055% fail on Hinge
        • 0.028% fail on Catch
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system (42% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on System
    • 0.42% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts (75% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Prop shaft (65% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Joints
        • 0.028% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.083% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.39% fail on Cabs
      • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.33% fail on Towbar
      • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.083% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.028% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.22% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Loading door
      • 0.055% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.055% fail on Other tailgate component (5 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Dropside
        • 0.055% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.055% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.14% fail on Carrier
    • 0.028% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.028% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (21% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on View to rear
      • 0.92% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.86% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.86% fail on Windscreen (64% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.083% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Steering (32% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (48% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.083% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
        • 0.055% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.028% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Steering box
    • 0.47% fail on Steering play
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.055% fail on Rams
      • 0.028% fail on Pump
    • 0.25% fail on Steering coupling (5 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.055% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.028% fail on Steering column
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.22% fail on Spark ignition (75% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Fluid leaks (53% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks (74% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.083% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts (33% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (38% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2002 vans)
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle (73% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates (72% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.055% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.055% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.055% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.055% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.028% fail on Doors
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.028% fail on Passenger grab handles