Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2007
55.5% pass rate
from 9,402 tests in 2017
(4.3% better than other 2007 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 2007 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (4.7% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (25% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Direction indicators (95% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Flashing type (95% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (28% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators (62% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp (47% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.074% fail on Hazard warning (84% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Lamp (86% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.064% fail on Battery (90% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.011% fail on All outline markers
  • 25% fail on Brakes (46% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 17% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Rear wheels (48% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels (51% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.032% fail on Valves (93% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Servos
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components (18% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (28% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake back plates (6 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.096% fail on Brake linings (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.1% fail on Parking brake (170% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Fitment
    • 1.4% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
        • 0.26% fail on Anti-slip (48% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.22% fail on Cable
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage
      • 0.021% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.011% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.043% fail on Components
        • 0.043% fail on Pipes (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Hoses
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 15% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (14% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (80% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Fitment
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Leaf springs (37% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Securing bolts (8 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Anchor bracket (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Shackle bracket (7 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.096% fail on Spring saddle (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Shackle (76% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Anchor
      • 0.053% fail on Spring slippers (7 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Component mounting (71% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting (82% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings (90% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (73% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Front (95% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (60% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.096% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.096% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.053% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.043% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.043% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Axles
      • 0.032% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.011% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.021% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on General condition
    • 0.011% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
  • 9.8% fail on Steering (70% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Steering system (82% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.81% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.81% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Other components (170% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component
      • 0.011% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.032% fail on Drive system
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation (130% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (12% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen (33% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.096% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.87% fail on Emissions
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system (28% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Cap (66% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Tank
      • 0.043% fail on Pipe (69% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Hose (80% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (24% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.73% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.064% fail on Requirements
      • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 2007 vans)
  • 3.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition (84% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors (44% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
      • 0.021% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.096% fail on Body security
    • 0.085% fail on Vehicle structure (77% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Chassis (77% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.085% fail on Seats (65% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers (68% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers
    • 0.074% fail on Load security
      • 0.064% fail on Loading door
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mountings (74% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.011% fail on Retractable steps
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (66% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (66% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.043% fail on Towbars
    • 0.043% fail on Towbar
  • 0.032% fail on Road Wheels (90% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Attachment (92% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Condition