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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.0% pass rate
from 8,084 tests in 2020
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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% worse 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)
        • 3.3% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.012% fail on Arm
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp (43% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (19% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp levelling device (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (31% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Outline marker lamps (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Outline marker lamp (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on All outline marker lamps (6 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Horn (59% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.049% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.27% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.074% fail on Hazard warning (73% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.074% fail on Switch (73% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.025% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.012% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 23% fail on Brakes (57% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 16% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (90% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (87% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (63% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.69% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (190% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.099% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (47% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.90% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (36% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (24% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (39% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (41% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.15% fail on Brake drums (7 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.36% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.099% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.062% fail on Relay lever (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake slack adjuster (8 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Pivot
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic parking brake (8 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.71% fail on Flexible brake hoses (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (43% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
      • 0.062% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.049% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (69% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.062% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.037% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
    • 0.012% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 12% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (12% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Leaf springs (25% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.63% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (6 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Leaf spring (86% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Shackle bracket (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.087% fail on Spring saddle (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.025% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (84% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.012% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (88% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Axles (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Axle (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (61% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (81% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.074% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.074% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.062% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.037% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.012% fail on Levelling valve
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (70% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (68% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (64% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering component
        • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.75% fail on Steering gear (91% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack (91% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Operation
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering (90% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.062% fail on Pump
      • 0.049% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.56% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering column
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (32% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.24% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.20% fail on Particulate filter (11 times worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.025% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.025% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.037% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.099% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.049% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.54% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on View to rear (39% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (38% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.77% fail on Condition of glass (54% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Windscreen (53% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Window
    • 0.087% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet (78% better than other 2009 vans)
  • 5.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.012% fail on Pillar
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.82% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Prop shafts (66% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.46% fail on Prop shaft (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
        • 0.087% fail on Bearing housing (190% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
        • 0.037% fail on Hinge (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Catch
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.099% fail on Door condition
        • 0.025% fail on Catch
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.074% fail on Hose
      • 0.049% fail on Tank
      • 0.049% fail on Pipe
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers (75% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure (68% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (70% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.11% fail on Carrier
      • 0.012% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.12% fail on Load security (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Dropside (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Dropside condition (6 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Other dropside component
      • 0.037% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.037% fail on Tailgate condition (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Loading door
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis (61% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Chassis condition (65% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.099% fail on Seats
      • 0.062% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.049% fail on Floor
    • 0.037% fail on Towbar
      • 0.037% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.025% fail on Cabs
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Bracket
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.012% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (62% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Requirements
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (70% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (69% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Hubs
  • 0.025% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.012% fail on Doors
      • 0.012% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.012% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.012% fail on Retractable steps