Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2008
55.0% pass rate
from 9,972 tests in 2020
(3.9% better than other 2008 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 2008 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Brakes (44% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 17% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance (56% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (53% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (31% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.64% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.040% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (46% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (45% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (37% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (21% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (37% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.14% fail on Brake drums (6 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.29% fail on Cable
        • 0.19% fail on Lever
        • 0.050% fail on Linkage
        • 0.040% fail on Pivot
        • 0.020% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.010% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (26% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic braking system (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Electronic parking brake (9 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Flexible brake hoses (91% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
      • 0.070% fail on Hand lever (64% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.030% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.010% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.090% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (61% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.090% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.080% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.020% fail on Load sensing valves (92% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.9% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (49% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators (96% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps (36% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Position lamp (35% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp (15% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
      • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Outline marker lamps (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Outline marker lamp (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on All outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.080% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.080% fail on Hazard warning (75% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.020% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.020% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.020% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.010% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 13% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (97% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (66% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Leaf springs (27% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.75% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (6 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Shackle bracket (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Leaf spring (88% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.10% fail on Spring saddle (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.010% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.040% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (71% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (92% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.090% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.060% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.070% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.050% fail on Axles
      • 0.050% fail on Axle
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.030% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.010% fail on Operation
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (60% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Steering linkage components (63% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Track rod end (56% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end (190% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.010% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.98% fail on Steering gear (49% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Steering rack (45% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Operation
      • 0.010% fail on Steering box
    • 0.92% fail on Power steering (67% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.080% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Rams
    • 0.72% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.010% fail on Steering shaft
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility (17% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (15% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.80% fail on Condition of glass (53% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Windscreen (54% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Window
    • 0.090% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.080% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.80% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (25% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.12% fail on Particulate filter (8 times worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.080% fail on Catalytic converter (6 times worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.040% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Oxygen sensor (13 times worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.010% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.060% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.040% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.050% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.050% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.030% fail on Sound deadening material (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (28% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Body condition
      • 0.030% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (69% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Prop shafts (91% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.61% fail on Prop shaft (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Bearing housing (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
        • 0.13% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system (41% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.060% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Hose (82% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.30% fail on Doors (45% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
        • 0.010% fail on Hinge
      • 0.090% fail on Front passenger's door (61% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.090% fail on Door condition (59% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
        • 0.020% fail on Catch
        • 0.020% fail on Hinge
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure (60% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (61% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.22% fail on Chassis (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis condition (62% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.080% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.070% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.10% fail on Carrier
      • 0.040% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.080% fail on Load security
      • 0.060% fail on Loading door
      • 0.020% fail on Dropside
        • 0.020% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.060% fail on Cabs
      • 0.050% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Steps
    • 0.040% fail on Towbar
      • 0.030% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.010% fail on Coupling
    • 0.040% fail on Floor
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting (88% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting condition (86% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (20% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Airbags
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (88% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (90% worse than other 2008 vans)
  • 0.090% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.070% fail on Attachment (70% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 0.050% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.040% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.010% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.010% fail on Steps
  • 0.010% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.010% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.010% fail on Speed limiter plate