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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2009
59.2% pass rate
from 7,989 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 2009 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (39% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Rear lamps (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps (44% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (17% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp (45% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Horn (62% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning (69% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Switch (72% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.013% fail on All outline markers
  • 21% fail on Brakes (61% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Rear wheels (83% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels (82% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.038% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.013% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (28% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Components (32% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.93% fail on Hoses (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.063% fail on Leaks
      • 0.050% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (70% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Fitment
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (31% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake back plates (7 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.050% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.64% fail on ABS
    • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components (59% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal (59% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip (70% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.088% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Cable
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage
      • 0.025% fail on Lever
      • 0.025% fail on Relay lever (6 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Warning (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Warning
      • 0.013% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Valves
    • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage condition (77% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (62% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (62% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Leaf springs (63% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Securing bolts (9 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Anchor bracket (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Shackle bracket (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Shackle (77% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.013% fail on Anchor
      • 0.038% fail on Spring slippers (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints (51% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (57% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Front (96% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut (72% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.088% fail on Prescribed areas (63% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.075% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.038% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.013% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.013% fail on Couplings
      • 0.013% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.025% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension unit (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.013% fail on General condition
    • 0.013% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.013% fail on Location
    • 0.013% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Axle beam
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen (58% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2009 vans)
  • 7.2% fail on Steering (91% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering system (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (58% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end (190% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Other components (190% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering (76% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Other components (160% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.075% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.063% fail on Rams (7 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Drive system
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering control
      • 0.013% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.013% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.013% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.088% fail on Size/type
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (56% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition (190% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.088% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.063% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.013% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
      • 0.013% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.10% fail on Body security
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.050% fail on Passengers
      • 0.050% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.050% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Loading door
      • 0.025% fail on Dropside (7 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.013% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on System
      • 0.063% fail on Cap (66% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.075% fail on Emissions
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN (91% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate (90% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.88% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.86% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.075% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.075% fail on Road Wheels (66% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.050% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Condition
  • 0.025% fail on Towbars
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar
    • 0.013% fail on Adjustable towbar