Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2006
57.2% pass rate
from 4,526 tests in 2020
(10% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Switch (31% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.022% fail on Arm
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (13% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (7.5% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (22% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (21% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (3.3% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (5.2% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (27% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment (4.6% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (3.8% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies) (14% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring (1.5% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Trailer electrical socket (54% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Rear reflectors (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps (0.88% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Position lamp (2.5% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.35% fail on Hazard warning (24% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Switch (24% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Outline marker lamps (7 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Outline marker lamp (7 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.066% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (12% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2.7% worse than other 2006 vans)
  • 22% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (54% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (13% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (17% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (17% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (12% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester (39% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (25% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (14% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (12% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (13% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.55% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.088% fail on Plate brake tester (37% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.066% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (100% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer (110% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (180% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (14% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested (13% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5.5% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (16% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (0.92% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (1.0% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Brake linings (1.5% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (51% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (48% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake drums (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2.2% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Cable (38% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Lever (36% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.088% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Relay lever (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Rod
        • 0.022% fail on Pivot
    • 2.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (66% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (22% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Electronic stability control (8 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Electronic braking system (200% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (150% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses (69% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (27% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal (34% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever (13% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Load sensing valves (41% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (54% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (32% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.088% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (46% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Additional braking device (6 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.022% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic systems (82% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid (69% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Leaks
  • 13% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 6.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (9.1% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joints (81% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage (84% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (25% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (72% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (59% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (63% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs (0.77% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.68% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (9 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Leaf spring (61% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Spring saddle (8 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.066% fail on Anchor bracket (31% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (55% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component (21% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint (6.0% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Axles (5.7% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods (35% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (36% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.066% fail on Sub-frames (83% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Sub-frame (45% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility (16% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (8.1% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on View to rear (7.3% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Mirrors (9.1% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.46% fail on Condition of glass (4.7% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Windscreen (6.1% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet (38% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.066% fail on Driver's view (54% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Body (180% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Other body component (140% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Mounting fixings (10% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (36% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (31% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (30% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis (37% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Chassis condition (39% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Strengthening plate (60% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors (15% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Front passenger's door (2.7% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (11% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Hinge (4 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door (15% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition (5.4% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Catch (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Hinge (75% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (57% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.066% fail on Hinge (8 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Door condition (81% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Transmission (89% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Prop shafts (40% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Prop shaft (14% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.088% fail on Bearing housing (87% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.066% fail on Flexible couplings (12% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
      • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system (23% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Pipe (69% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (23% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Tank (57% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on System
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers (7.2% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats (37% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat (22% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Driver's seat (52% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Load security (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Loading door (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Dropside
        • 0.022% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.15% fail on Cabs (33% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas (26% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Steps
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar (22% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Other towbar components (59% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.022% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.044% fail on Spare wheel (63% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.022% fail on Carrier
    • 0.022% fail on Floor
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.022% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 5.6% fail on Steering (4.4% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components (13% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (18% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (51% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end (27% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Locking devices (63% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.82% fail on Steering gear (6.4% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Steering rack (15% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering box
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering (31% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Other components (53% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (0.13% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Pipes and hoses (55% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering play (140% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.022% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.022% fail on Steering column
    • 0.022% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.022% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.4% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Compression ignition (21% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (20% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.99% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (31% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested (22% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (1.2% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.088% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (38% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.066% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (180% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.86% fail on Spark ignition (9.1% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.62% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (7.4% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions (25% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks (27% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks (46% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks (36% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks (50% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (16% worse than other 2006 vans)
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (35% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4.6% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition (7.7% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment (77% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Requirements (5.4% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (59% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (55% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (58% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.044% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 0.022% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.022% fail on Doors
      • 0.022% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.022% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.022% fail on Anchorages