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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2005
54.7% pass rate
from 5,644 tests in 2017
(9.2% 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.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.7% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp (15% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 9.7% fail on Position lamps (15% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear lamps (69% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on All position lamps (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 8.6% fail on Stop lamp (20% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Direction indicators (79% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual lamps (53% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
        • 0.018% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.018% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.018% fail on Arm
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Fog lamp (48% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (20% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
      • 0.018% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.1% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Switch (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 0.27% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 25% fail on Brakes (33% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (46% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (47% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.018% fail on Brake operation
    • 9.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 8.8% fail on Components (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 6.5% fail on Pipes (20% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Valves
        • 0.089% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (47% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.018% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 3.6% fail on Parking brake (200% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS (35% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Electronic stability system (6 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.60% fail on Pedal
        • 0.44% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.41% fail on Cable
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Lever
      • 0.035% fail on Relay lever (7 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Pivot
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.018% fail on Hoses
        • 0.018% fail on Valves
    • 0.018% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 16% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (21% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage condition (52% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Presence
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (72% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints (24% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (40% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Spring mounting (68% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Component mounting (76% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Subframe mounting (90% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.50% fail on Securing bolts (7 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Spring saddle (16 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.053% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.018% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.018% fail on Shackle
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Front (49% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on General condition (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts (97% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Constant velocity joints (97% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.089% fail on Axles
      • 0.071% fail on Clearance (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.071% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.035% fail on Air suspension (7 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
    • 0.018% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.018% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Windscreen (93% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Drivers (91% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.089% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
    • 0.35% fail on Vehicle structure (72% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Chassis (72% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Spare wheel (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Body security (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Load security
      • 0.053% fail on Loading door
      • 0.018% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.018% fail on Speedometer
  • 4.6% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering system (28% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Free play
        • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.071% fail on Other components
        • 0.035% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.035% fail on Steering component
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.32% fail on Steering control (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering (68% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.053% fail on Operation (85% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses (81% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Pump
      • 0.018% fail on Rams
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (25% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (23% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.48% fail on Cap
      • 0.34% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.018% fail on Hose
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
      • 0.51% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (84% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (56% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (57% worse than other 2005 vans)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.053% fail on Towbars
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.018% fail on Towbar
  • 0.053% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.053% fail on Speed limiter plate (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)