Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2008
56.2% pass rate
from 10,306 tests in 2017
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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (31% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 5.2% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 7.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (30% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0097% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0097% fail on Switch
      • 0.0097% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0097% fail on Arm
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (40% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (23% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (21% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0097% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0097% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.039% fail on Matched pair (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Fog lamp (35% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.068% fail on Hazard warning (83% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Lamp (66% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Switch (90% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.019% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0097% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.0097% fail on All outline markers
  • 25% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 17% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Rear wheels (66% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Front wheels (69% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.058% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (22% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Components (25% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes (26% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.87% fail on Hoses (85% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.058% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.029% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0097% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0097% fail on Valves
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (23% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake back plates (6 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.11% fail on Brake linings (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Parking brake (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on ABS (31% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.28% fail on Cable
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Relay lever (7 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0097% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake control components (40% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal (41% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Anti-slip (53% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.0097% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0097% fail on Cable
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.068% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.019% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Warning (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0097% fail on Locking devices
  • 13% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (16% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Attachment (95% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (33% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Leaf springs (36% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Securing bolts (9 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Spring saddle (8 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Anchor bracket (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Shackle bracket (6 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.058% fail on Shackle (68% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Anchor
      • 0.058% fail on Spring slippers (10 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods (94% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Spring mounting (79% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings (92% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Front (93% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Rear (90% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.097% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.097% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.019% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.0097% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.019% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Constant velocity joints (99% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Fluid suspension (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0097% fail on General condition
    • 0.0097% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0097% fail on Operation
    • 0.0097% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0097% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (84% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 8.2% fail on Steering system (98% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (78% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Steering rack (69% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.69% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Other components (190% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.078% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Rams
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation (85% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.097% fail on Steering control
      • 0.039% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.039% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0097% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (12% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Windscreen (51% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.049% fail on Bonnet (71% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0097% fail on Drivers view
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (34% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2008 vans)
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (16% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on System (55% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.029% fail on Tank (75% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Hose (83% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe (84% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Emissions
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Doors (37% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.049% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0097% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.078% fail on Vehicle structure (60% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Chassis (60% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.078% fail on Load security
      • 0.058% fail on Loading door
      • 0.019% fail on Access panel
    • 0.029% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.019% fail on Steps
      • 0.0097% fail on Retractable steps
    • 0.0097% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN (95% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate (94% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0097% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (60% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.097% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 0.058% fail on Towbars
    • 0.039% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0097% fail on Swivelling towbar
    • 0.0097% fail on Vehicle structure