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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2010
58.8% pass rate
from 11,205 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 2010 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.7% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (49% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0089% fail on Switch
      • 0.0089% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0089% fail on Arm
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (44% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Position lamp (42% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps (130% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (21% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (16% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp levelling device (150% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0089% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (33% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.036% fail on Switch
      • 0.0089% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0089% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Outline marker lamps (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Outline marker lamp (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on All outline marker lamps (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment (42% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Horn (40% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0089% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.54% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.054% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.045% fail on Hazard warning (82% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Switch (82% better than other 2010 vans)
  • 19% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (83% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (82% worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (65% worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 0.42% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.036% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0089% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.036% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 0.036% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (47% worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (34% worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (93% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0089% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.036% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0089% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.71% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0089% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0089% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (17% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (52% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.054% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (27% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.70% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (69% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on Cable
        • 0.20% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.098% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.054% fail on Pivot (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.0089% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.80% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system (49% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses (100% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (39% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
      • 0.062% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0089% fail on Servos
    • 0.036% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (77% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (72% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.036% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
      • 0.0089% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0089% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0089% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0089% fail on Leaks
  • 12% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0089% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0089% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (22% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (58% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs (26% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (8 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Leaf spring (85% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.098% fail on Shackle bracket (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.062% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.045% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.0089% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0089% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0089% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0089% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.089% fail on Axles
      • 0.089% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.054% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0089% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0089% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0089% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0089% fail on Suspension unit
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Compression ignition (29% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (17% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested (83% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.089% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 0.071% fail on Particulate filter (7 times worse than other 2010 vans)
          • 0.0089% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0089% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0089% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.080% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.0089% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.0089% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (73% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.036% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0089% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0089% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.018% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.77% fail on Fluid leaks (38% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0089% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.3% fail on Steering (53% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Steering linkage components (44% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (34% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.071% fail on Steering linkage (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0089% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0089% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0089% fail on Components
    • 0.80% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation (80% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.071% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Pipes and hoses (68% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0089% fail on Rams
    • 0.027% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0089% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.0089% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0089% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility (14% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on View to rear
      • 0.88% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0089% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.82% fail on Condition of glass (65% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Windscreen (63% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Window
    • 0.098% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.071% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (26% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Body condition
      • 0.027% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.66% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Prop shafts (75% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.39% fail on Prop shaft (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
        • 0.045% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.027% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.0089% fail on Joints
        • 0.0089% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers (91% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0089% fail on Catch
        • 0.0089% fail on Hinge
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0089% fail on Catch
      • 0.080% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0089% fail on Hinge
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system (63% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (56% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
      • 0.036% fail on System
      • 0.018% fail on Hose
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe (84% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.080% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.071% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.098% fail on Carrier
      • 0.018% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.089% fail on Integral vehicle structure (57% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (60% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0089% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0089% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.089% fail on Load security
      • 0.054% fail on Loading door
      • 0.027% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.027% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0089% fail on Dropside
        • 0.0089% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.054% fail on Chassis
      • 0.054% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.018% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0089% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0089% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting (80% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0089% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0089% fail on Bracket
    • 0.018% fail on Cabs
      • 0.018% fail on Steps
    • 0.0089% fail on Floor
    • 0.0089% fail on Undertray
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (17% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (74% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts (28% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements (140% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2010 vans)
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (91% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (90% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.036% fail on Condition
  • 0.045% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.036% fail on Doors
      • 0.036% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.018% fail on Passenger grab handles
  • 0.0089% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0089% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0089% fail on Speed limiter plate
  • 0.0089% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0089% fail on Anchorages