Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.1% pass rate
from 5,740 tests in 2017
(10% better than other 2004 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 2004 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
    • 9.7% fail on Position lamps (12% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 6.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Rear lamps (54% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on All position lamps (82% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (18% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 7.1% fail on Direction indicators (74% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 7.1% fail on Flashing type (74% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 4.3% fail on Individual lamps (60% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
        • 0.070% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Fog lamp (56% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (21% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.087% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.017% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.6% fail on Battery (71% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning (93% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Switch
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale (200% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.087% fail on Rear reflectors (77% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.070% fail on Outline marker lamps (6 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on All outline markers (8 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Rear lamps
  • 26% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (54% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance (38% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.035% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.5% fail on Components
        • 6.0% fail on Pipes
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Valves
        • 0.052% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.017% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.017% fail on Pump
      • 0.42% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks (50% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (76% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components (23% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (28% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.087% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.017% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 3.6% fail on Parking brake (180% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS (58% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.89% fail on Pedal
        • 0.56% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.33% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.61% fail on Electronic stability system (7 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.61% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.40% fail on Cable
      • 0.070% fail on Relay lever (12 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Pivot
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage
      • 0.017% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.017% fail on Lever
      • 0.017% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.070% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.035% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.035% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
  • 17% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (29% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Spring mounting (45% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting (66% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Fitment
    • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs (67% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Securing bolts (8 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Shackle bracket (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Spring saddle (12 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Anchor
      • 0.017% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.017% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.94% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Front (53% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Rear (89% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Constant velocity joints (98% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.087% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.052% fail on General condition
    • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.035% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
    • 0.017% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Windscreen (53% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.017% fail on Drivers view
  • 6.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.4% fail on Body condition (29% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers (94% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.052% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
      • 0.035% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.96% fail on Vehicle structure (45% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Chassis (45% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
    • 0.24% fail on Body security
    • 0.19% fail on Load security (150% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Loading door (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.017% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.8% fail on Steering (18% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end (30% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (65% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Steering arm (94% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Free play
        • 0.35% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.070% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
        • 0.035% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering (60% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.087% fail on Other components (65% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Operation (86% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Pump
      • 0.035% fail on Rams
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Drive system
    • 0.30% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.24% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering column
      • 0.017% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (29% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (21% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on System
      • 0.35% fail on Cap
      • 0.26% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.052% fail on Hose
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions (76% better than other 2004 vans)
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (59% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (93% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (92% better than other 2004 vans)
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN (53% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate (53% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Towbars
    • 0.070% fail on Towbar
    • 0.070% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.017% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.017% fail on Speed limiter plate