Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.7% pass rate
from 5,772 tests in 2020
(12% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.9% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (59% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (18% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (16% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (31% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Position lamp (32% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.0% fail on Outline marker lamps (4 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Outline marker lamp (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on All outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.97% fail on Rear reflectors (140% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.50% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.052% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 22% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 14% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.017% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (26% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (27% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (23% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (23% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2006 vans)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.069% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.10% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.69% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.45% fail on Cable
        • 0.19% fail on Lever
        • 0.069% fail on Linkage
        • 0.035% fail on Pivot
    • 3.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (74% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic braking system (8 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Lever (190% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses (60% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal
      • 0.035% fail on Hand lever (83% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.087% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.052% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.035% fail on Servos
      • 0.035% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.017% fail on Valves
    • 0.069% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.017% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.052% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (81% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 14% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage (53% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (45% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint (20% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (57% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.71% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (9 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Leaf spring (52% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Spring saddle (10 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.10% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.017% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (63% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (64% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.052% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.052% fail on Axles
      • 0.052% fail on Axle
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility (12% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.97% fail on View to rear
      • 0.94% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.035% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.81% fail on Condition of glass (64% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Windscreen (61% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Body (180% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Other body component (190% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Body condition
      • 0.069% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure (54% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (54% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Chassis (55% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis condition (54% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
        • 0.052% fail on Hinge (10 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.069% fail on Hinge
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.035% fail on Catch
    • 0.54% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Prop shafts (41% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.069% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.052% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.035% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.017% fail on Joints
    • 0.42% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Pipe
      • 0.087% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.052% fail on System
      • 0.035% fail on Tank (83% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.16% fail on Loading door (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.017% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.087% fail on Carrier
      • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.087% fail on Cabs
      • 0.069% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.017% fail on Steps
    • 0.035% fail on Towbar (81% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.017% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.035% fail on Floor
    • 0.017% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.069% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.017% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.94% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.069% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.035% fail on Pump
    • 0.49% fail on Steering play (150% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.052% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.052% fail on Steering column
    • 0.017% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (150% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.069% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.052% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.035% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.017% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.017% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.087% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.55% fail on Fluid leaks (41% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks (48% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.069% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (34% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (93% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates (90% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (5 times worse than other 2006 vans)
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.052% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.052% fail on Doors
      • 0.035% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors