Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2005
54.9% pass rate
from 3,933 tests in 2020
(6.9% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (15% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (59% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (67% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (67% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (47% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (77% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.66% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.025% fail on Arm
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device (22% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (2.4% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (2.2% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (6.2% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.48% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Electrical equipment (34% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Horn (32% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Battery(ies) (70% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring (62% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Switch (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Position lamps (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Position lamp (34% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Rear reflectors (31% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Outline marker lamps (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Outline marker lamp (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.076% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (0.039% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (24% worse than other 2005 vans)
  • 23% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 14% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (0.32% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (0.073% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (31% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.076% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (18% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (21% worse than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested (24% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (8.1% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (10% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (11% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (59% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (61% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Brake drums (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (57% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Cable (20% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Linkage (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Pivot (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Brake slack adjuster (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (1.8% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2.6% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.84% fail on Load sensing valves (7.8% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (24% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal (26% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Flexible brake hoses (21% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems (3.9% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid (1.4% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Valves (67% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.10% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (46% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (37% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (67% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.051% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4.7% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.025% fail on Servos
    • 0.025% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 15% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (15% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage (21% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bar (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (6.3% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (29% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Leaf springs (51% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.64% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (10 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Leaf spring (8.1% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Shackle bracket (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Spring saddle
        • 0.025% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2.5% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (7.5% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.97% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component (35% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint (18% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.076% fail on Sub-frames (88% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Axles
      • 0.025% fail on Axle
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (13% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6.4% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (6.5% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.9% fail on Body (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Other body component (130% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Mounting fixings (30% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis (29% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition (28% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system (13% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Tank (41% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (1.6% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe (3.8% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Hose (6.4% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on System (63% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Doors (2.6% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's door (54% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition (26% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Catch
      • 0.28% fail on Front passenger's door (2.7% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (2.5% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
      • 0.25% fail on Other passenger's door (21% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition (49% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Catch (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
    • 0.56% fail on Bumpers (45% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts (69% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Prop shaft (57% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (97% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Cabs (0.44% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (7.6% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Steps
    • 0.20% fail on Towbar (4.2% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Other towbar components (82% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Towbar condition (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Coupling
      • 0.025% fail on Safety device
      • 0.025% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.13% fail on Seats (64% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Passenger's seat (41% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Driver's seat (79% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Spare wheel (9.9% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Carrier (30% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.076% fail on Load security (28% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Loading door (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Floor
    • 0.025% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.025% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility (1.1% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.97% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Windscreen (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on View to rear (32% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Mirrors (34% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet (33% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view (31% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type (35% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 4.5% fail on Steering (29% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (41% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end (37% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm (63% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (15% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Operation (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering box
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering (41% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (16% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses (22% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Pump (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play (13% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (2.4% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.076% fail on Steering wheel (130% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering column
    • 0.025% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (11% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (5.0% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition (5.3% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (14% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested (19% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (35% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (52% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (7.4% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 0.66% fail on Spark ignition (5.9% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (17% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (77% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.51% fail on Fluid leaks (42% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (68% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Other leaks (21% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.025% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (19% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (40% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements (27% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.051% fail on Airbags (20% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers airbag (16% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels (41% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (60% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Hubs
  • 0.025% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.025% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.025% fail on Anchorages