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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2010
62.9% pass rate
from 10,680 tests in 2017
(5.6% better than other 2010 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 2010 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Position lamps (26% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Rear lamps (150% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0094% fail on Switch
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (40% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (86% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (86% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps (36% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0094% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0094% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0094% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0094% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp (39% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.4% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Horn
    • 0.19% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.075% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.047% fail on Hazard warning (84% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.028% fail on Battery (84% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.0094% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0094% fail on Front lamps
  • 16% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 9.7% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels (81% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (48% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.019% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0094% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.5% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.7% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.47% fail on Hoses (52% worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.075% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0094% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.084% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Leaks
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (47% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (40% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake back plates (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0094% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake control components (51% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal (51% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip (69% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability system (120% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS (54% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage
      • 0.028% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0094% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0094% fail on Warning
      • 0.0094% fail on Components
        • 0.0094% fail on Servos
    • 0.0094% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0094% fail on Operation
    • 0.0094% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0094% fail on Warning
    • 0.0094% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0094% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0094% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 11% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (28% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (64% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Leaf springs (130% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Securing bolts (7 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Anchor bracket (6 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Shackle bracket (6 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring saddle (7 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.0094% fail on Shackle
        • 0.0094% fail on Anchor
      • 0.0094% fail on Spring slippers
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (45% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Front (78% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Rear (88% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods (84% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0094% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut (52% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.056% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.047% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0094% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.019% fail on General condition
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.019% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0094% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0094% fail on Bellows
    • 0.0094% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0094% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0094% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0094% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0094% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0094% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.0094% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end (80% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.65% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Steering pivot point (3 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.0094% fail on Steering box
      • 0.0094% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses (75% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Rams
      • 0.019% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0094% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.056% fail on Steering control
      • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.019% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0094% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0094% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0094% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0094% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (17% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (13% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen (49% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (57% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition (170% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers
    • 0.094% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.084% fail on Body security
    • 0.047% fail on Seats (72% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers (76% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers
    • 0.047% fail on Load security
      • 0.028% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0094% fail on Hinged tailboard
      • 0.0094% fail on Dropside
    • 0.037% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.037% fail on Chassis
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0094% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0094% fail on Steps
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system (60% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.066% fail on Cap
      • 0.037% fail on Tank
      • 0.037% fail on Pipe
      • 0.019% fail on Hose (79% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.019% fail on Emissions
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.84% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (37% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (40% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (32% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment
      • 0.084% fail on Requirements
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (50% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (50% worse than other 2010 vans)
  • 0.094% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 0.0094% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0094% fail on Speed limiter plate