Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.5% pass rate
from 4,736 tests in 2017
(8.8% better than other 2003 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 2003 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 9.8% fail on Position lamps (12% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Rear lamps (46% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.6% fail on Direction indicators (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Flashing type (57% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual lamps (41% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.021% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.021% fail on Arm
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
      • 0.042% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Fog lamp (35% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Tell tale (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Battery (87% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (59% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Lamp (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Switch
      • 0.084% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.38% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.32% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.063% fail on Outline marker lamps (5 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Front lamps (10 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 28% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (51% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 12% fail on Components (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 7.0% fail on Pipes
        • 3.9% fail on Valves (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.49% fail on Leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (59% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.13% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.042% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.2% fail on Parking brake (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components (46% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (47% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.63% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.44% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.84% fail on Mechanical components (69% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Cable
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Lever
      • 0.042% fail on Relay lever (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Pivot
      • 0.021% fail on Rod
    • 0.80% fail on ABS (84% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability system (13 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.084% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.084% fail on Components
        • 0.063% fail on Valves
        • 0.021% fail on Servos
      • 0.021% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 17% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition (56% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas (44% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Spring mounting (26% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting (84% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Leaf springs (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Securing bolts (10 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Spring saddle (15 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.084% fail on Shackle (69% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.063% fail on Anchor
      • 0.13% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.042% fail on Spring slippers (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Front (54% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.084% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on General condition
    • 0.063% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.063% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Constant velocity joints (99% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Couplings
    • 0.042% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.021% fail on Pipes
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.021% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (10% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Windscreen (60% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.021% fail on Drivers view
  • 8.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (14% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Body condition (60% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure (50% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis (50% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers other (56% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Body security
    • 0.19% fail on Load security
      • 0.19% fail on Loading door (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.042% fail on Engine mountings (79% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.021% fail on Retractable steps
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (23% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (24% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.89% fail on System (81% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on Hose
    • 0.70% fail on Emissions (60% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.2% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system (43% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (50% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Free play
        • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.084% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.063% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
        • 0.021% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.021% fail on Steering component
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (73% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.042% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.021% fail on Steering column
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (54% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (56% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
    • 0.23% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (87% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (86% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (31% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 0.30% fail on Towbars
    • 0.15% fail on Towbar
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.021% fail on Swivelling towbar
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment