Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.7% pass rate
from 4,065 tests in 2020
(5.8% 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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Stop lamp (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (74% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (74% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (53% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.098% fail on Switch
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device (56% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.57% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.098% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (76% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.5% fail on Outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Outline marker lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on All outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.84% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.84% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 24% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 14% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (47% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (23% better than other 2003 vans)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.098% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (50% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (47% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.66% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.37% fail on Cable
        • 0.15% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Lever
        • 0.049% fail on Pivot
        • 0.025% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.5% fail on Load sensing valves (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Lever (200% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.84% fail on Pedal (60% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.81% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.66% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability control (9 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.049% fail on Valves
    • 0.20% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.098% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.049% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.074% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.098% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.025% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
  • 17% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (21% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Leaf springs (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.59% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.074% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.074% fail on Spring saddle (5 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.66% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.025% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.049% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (64% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.074% fail on Axles
      • 0.074% fail on Axle
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.074% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.025% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.025% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.8% fail on Body (200% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Other body component (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Body condition
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (30% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis (30% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition (31% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Hose
    • 0.89% fail on Bumpers (95% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Cabs
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.098% fail on Steps
    • 0.20% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.20% fail on Carrier
    • 0.17% fail on Towbar
      • 0.098% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.098% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.025% fail on Coupling
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission (97% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.025% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.074% fail on Prop shafts (92% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.025% fail on Joints
        • 0.025% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.098% fail on Load security
      • 0.074% fail on Loading door
      • 0.025% fail on Dropside
        • 0.025% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.074% fail on Floor
    • 0.074% fail on Undertray
    • 0.049% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.049% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.049% fail on Passenger compartment (11 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on View to rear
      • 0.79% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.025% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.71% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.025% fail on Window
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.098% fail on Size/type (73% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 4.4% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (43% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.049% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.79% fail on Steering gear (35% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.098% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.074% fail on Pump
    • 0.32% fail on Steering play
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.025% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.098% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.049% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.049% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks (62% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.074% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.049% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (26% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (32% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle (52% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates (54% worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
  • 0.049% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.049% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.025% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.025% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.025% fail on Steps
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.025% fail on Anchorages