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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.0% pass rate
from 6,295 tests in 2017
(9.7% better than other 2006 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 2006 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 9.9% fail on Position lamps (16% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear lamps (71% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on All position lamps (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 7.4% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 7.4% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 4.4% fail on Individual lamps (81% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.91% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Switch
        • 0.016% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.032% fail on Semaphore (14 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Arm
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (15% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Fog lamp (44% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Tell tale (98% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.079% fail on Switch
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.032% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.016% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.92% fail on Battery
    • 0.87% fail on Rear reflectors (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Lamp (110% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Switch
      • 0.064% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Outline marker lamps (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Front lamps (11 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Rear lamps (6 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on All outline markers
  • 24% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (77% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels (19% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels (22% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.079% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 4.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses (50% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.59% fail on Valves
        • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.13% fail on Brake back plates (6 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.016% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 3.7% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Fitment
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (37% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (7 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical components (72% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Cable
      • 0.095% fail on Pivot (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Lever
      • 0.016% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
        • 0.44% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.064% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.016% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.016% fail on Warning
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 15% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition (65% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Presence
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (45% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Leaf springs (65% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Securing bolts (10 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Spring saddle (11 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Anchor bracket (190% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Spring slippers (9 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Shackle (87% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Anchor
      • 0.032% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Spring mounting (68% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Component mounting (79% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Front (73% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.095% fail on Rear (81% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.095% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Constant velocity joints (99% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.032% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.079% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.016% fail on General condition
    • 0.016% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
    • 0.016% fail on Axles
      • 0.016% fail on Clearance
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (13% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Windscreen (69% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.016% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.2% fail on Steering
    • 5.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.87% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.46% fail on Free play (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Steering box
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end (170% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
        • 0.064% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.064% fail on Rams
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.016% fail on Pump
    • 0.35% fail on Steering operation (180% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.064% fail on Steering control
      • 0.032% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.032% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.032% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type (73% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.064% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition
    • 0.75% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.048% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
      • 0.016% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure (57% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis (57% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
      • 0.095% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.064% fail on Loading door
      • 0.016% fail on Access panel
      • 0.016% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.079% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.016% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.016% fail on Steps
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (28% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (31% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Emissions
    • 0.79% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.079% fail on Tank
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (21% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN (54% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate (54% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Hubs
  • 0.095% fail on Towbars
    • 0.064% fail on Towbar
    • 0.032% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.032% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.016% fail on Speed limiter
    • 0.016% fail on Speed limiter plate