Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2007
55.1% pass rate
from 8,983 tests in 2020
(6.7% 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.

  • 24% fail on Brakes (37% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (89% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 16% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (27% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance (52% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (46% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (29% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.66% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester (170% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (14% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (19% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.18% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.36% fail on Cable
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
        • 0.033% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.022% fail on Brake slack adjuster
        • 0.011% fail on Rod
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Pivot
    • 3.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on Flexible brake hoses (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (38% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
      • 0.089% fail on Hand lever (59% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.067% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.033% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.011% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.089% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.022% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.033% fail on Load sensing valves (92% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (99% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (36% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.011% fail on Arm
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (21% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Position lamp (20% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (16% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (23% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Outline marker lamps (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Outline marker lamp (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on All outline marker lamps (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Horn (52% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.089% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.033% fail on Battery(ies) (90% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Hazard warning (76% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Switch (76% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.067% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.067% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 15% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage (57% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover (97% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 4.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (64% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.62% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (6 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Leaf spring (75% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Shackle bracket (180% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.033% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.022% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (90% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (74% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension unit
    • 0.79% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (68% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Other suspension component (35% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.067% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut (92% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (36% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Steering linkage components (39% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Track rod end (31% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end (140% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.011% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.86% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.81% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Steering box
    • 0.83% fail on Power steering (36% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Operation (98% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Pump
      • 0.022% fail on Rams
    • 0.69% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.056% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.022% fail on Steering column
    • 0.022% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.011% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (19% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear (41% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (40% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.70% fail on Condition of glass (39% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.011% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (180% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.089% fail on Particulate filter (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.033% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.067% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.033% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.078% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.011% fail on Particulate filter
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.067% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Other body component (190% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Body condition
      • 0.033% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (71% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Prop shafts (43% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.59% fail on Prop shaft (65% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
        • 0.13% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.011% fail on Joints
    • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure (72% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (72% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.30% fail on Doors (47% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
        • 0.011% fail on Pillar
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.078% fail on Front passenger's door (64% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition (68% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system (63% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.067% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
    • 0.26% fail on Chassis (71% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Chassis condition (70% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Seats (54% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.067% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.067% fail on Loading door
      • 0.033% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.022% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.011% fail on Pillar
      • 0.011% fail on Dropside
        • 0.011% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.067% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.045% fail on Carrier
      • 0.022% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.067% fail on Towbar
      • 0.033% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.022% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.056% fail on Cabs
      • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Steps
      • 0.011% fail on Cab condition
      • 0.011% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.033% fail on Floor
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (95% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.067% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (66% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates (64% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.056% fail on Road Wheels (84% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.045% fail on Attachment (84% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Hubs
  • 0.022% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.022% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.022% fail on Retractable steps