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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2005
53.9% pass rate
from 5,049 tests in 2020
(7.0% better than other 2005 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 2005 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Direction indicators (81% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Flashing type (81% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (52% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.63% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (22% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.099% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (20% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Position lamp (20% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.57% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Electrical equipment (49% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Horn (31% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Outline marker lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on All outline marker lamps (6 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.77% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.059% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.020% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 24% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 15% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.079% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.55% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (23% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (22% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance (48% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.059% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (57% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.83% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.55% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Rod (9 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Lever
        • 0.040% fail on Relay lever (5 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Pivot
        • 0.020% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.020% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.75% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic braking system (6 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Lever (190% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.99% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.91% fail on Pedal (80% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.48% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.099% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.040% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.020% fail on Valves
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.059% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.059% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
  • 16% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage (58% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (47% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (34% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.42% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (8 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.14% fail on Spring saddle (10 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Shackle bracket (190% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.099% fail on Sub-frames (83% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.079% fail on Axles
      • 0.079% fail on Axle
    • 0.040% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Body (180% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Other body component (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Body condition
      • 0.059% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis (42% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition (42% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (44% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (44% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.85% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.26% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.079% fail on Hose
      • 0.079% fail on System
    • 0.77% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door (99% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
        • 0.079% fail on Hinge
        • 0.020% fail on Catch
      • 0.24% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
        • 0.020% fail on Hinge
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.020% fail on Catch
    • 0.65% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts (75% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Prop shaft (69% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.059% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.020% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.059% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
      • 0.059% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.040% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.020% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.020% fail on Coupling
    • 0.14% fail on Load security
      • 0.099% fail on Loading door
      • 0.020% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.020% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.020% fail on Dropside
        • 0.020% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.12% fail on Carrier
    • 0.079% fail on Cabs
      • 0.059% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Steps
    • 0.040% fail on Floor
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on View to rear
      • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.73% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.73% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.099% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.079% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.099% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.059% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.040% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.020% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.059% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.020% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 0.30% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.099% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks (51% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks (70% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.079% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.020% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.5% fail on Steering (30% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (41% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (41% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
        • 0.040% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.040% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.020% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.99% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Steering box
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.099% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.020% fail on Pump
      • 0.020% fail on Rams
    • 0.40% fail on Steering play
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.079% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.079% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.040% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.020% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.020% fail on Steering column
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (40% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (30% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.020% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (75% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (75% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 0.079% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.040% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.040% fail on Passenger grab handles (15 times worse than other 2005 vans)
  • 0.059% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.059% fail on Speedometer