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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2002
53.2% pass rate
from 4,134 tests in 2017
(9.6% better than other 2002 vans)
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.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 9.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Rear lamps (27% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on All position lamps (110% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Fog lamp (38% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (29% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (32% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (23% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (23% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (99% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.073% fail on Switch
        • 0.048% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.9% fail on Battery (98% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Horn (34% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning (80% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Lamp (140% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.60% fail on Switch
      • 0.073% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.46% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.34% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.097% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.048% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.024% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.024% fail on Rear lamps
  • 27% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (28% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels (44% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 12% fail on Components (23% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 6.6% fail on Pipes
        • 5.1% fail on Valves (62% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses (80% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Parking brake (180% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (42% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (56% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.097% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.024% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components (97% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Cable (86% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Relay lever (5 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage
      • 0.048% fail on Clevis joint (9 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.92% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.60% fail on Pedal
        • 0.41% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.097% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.097% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.073% fail on Components
        • 0.073% fail on Valves
      • 0.024% fail on Leaks
    • 0.097% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.048% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (79% better than other 2002 vans)
  • 16% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (26% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (73% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas (46% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Spring mounting (27% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting (57% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs (45% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.56% fail on Securing bolts (6 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.17% fail on Spring saddle (9 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Shackle
        • 0.024% fail on Anchor
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Front (77% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.048% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.024% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.024% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.048% fail on Axles
      • 0.024% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.024% fail on Clearance
    • 0.024% fail on General condition
    • 0.024% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Windscreen (53% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet (82% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.024% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 5.1% fail on Body condition (29% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure (43% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis (43% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.85% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.073% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Body security
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.12% fail on Loading door (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Access panel
      • 0.024% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.024% fail on Speedometer
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (17% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.75% fail on System
      • 0.39% fail on Cap
      • 0.27% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.048% fail on Hose
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.31% fail on Emissions (81% better than other 2002 vans)
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.0% fail on Steering (34% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system (33% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Free play
        • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
        • 0.024% fail on Steering box
      • 0.22% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.073% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
        • 0.024% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering (71% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation (80% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Pipes and hoses (75% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Other components (74% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Pump
      • 0.024% fail on Drive system
      • 0.024% fail on Rams
    • 0.24% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Steering column
    • 0.048% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (57% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.073% fail on Requirements
    • 0.36% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (70% better than other 2002 vans)
  • 2.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (55% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate (56% worse than other 2002 vans)
  • 0.34% fail on Towbars
    • 0.27% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.073% fail on Towbar
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Condition