Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2011
60.5% pass rate
from 9,910 tests in 2020
(5.5% better than other 2011 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 2011 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.9% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (41% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (11% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp levelling device (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (50% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (23% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Switch (34% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment (57% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (79% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket (70% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Electrical wiring (4.1% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Battery(ies) (82% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Reversing lamps (19% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Reversing lamps (17% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Outline marker lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.061% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (60% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (61% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.030% fail on Hazard warning (89% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Switch (89% better than other 2011 vans)
  • 19% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (13% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (84% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (78% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (66% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (28% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.061% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (41% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (7.3% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (14% better than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (0.99% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (35% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested (42% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (19% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Brake linings (58% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (13% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (15% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (20% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Cable (19% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.091% fail on Lever (14% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.071% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Pivot (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Brake slack adjuster (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Rod
        • 0.010% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Anti-lock braking system (1.1% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Electronic stability control (190% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic braking system (62% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (34% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal (28% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Hand lever (49% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses (71% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid (61% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Valves (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
      • 0.010% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (64% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (58% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.061% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
      • 0.010% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.010% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.010% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 11% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (8.7% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints (90% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (51% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage (87% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar (70% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint (13% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (71% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs (5.7% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (7 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.071% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.071% fail on Shackle bracket (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Leaf spring (93% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (72% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.010% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.010% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component (2.1% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (0.53% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes (29% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover (27% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component (52% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (17% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.081% fail on Axles (25% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Axle (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.081% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (72% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension rods (5.8% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.050% fail on Sub-frames (35% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame (52% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.020% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (120% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.010% fail on Pipes
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Compression ignition (54% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (0.12% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested (98% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (98% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.071% fail on Particulate filter (6 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.061% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.020% fail on Catalytic converter (12 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Catalyst emissions (28% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested (11% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.38% fail on Fluid leaks (5.3% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks (7.8% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Other leaks (1.3% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6.8% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression (11% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (16% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (12% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on View to rear (48% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.00% fail on Mirrors (47% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices (87% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Condition of glass (32% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Windscreen (35% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view (1.9% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.050% fail on Bonnet (67% better than other 2011 vans)
  • 6.1% fail on Steering (34% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Steering linkage components (22% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (10% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Steering component (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Steering linkage (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.64% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation (21% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering (41% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (90% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components (84% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Pipes and hoses (51% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Pump
    • 0.030% fail on Steering column (58% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.010% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Size/type (58% better than other 2011 vans)
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (75% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.98% fail on Body (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Other body component (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Mounting fixings (2.8% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Body condition
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Prop shafts (51% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Prop shaft (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints (22% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Bearing housing (71% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors (22% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door (14% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (9.5% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.091% fail on Other passenger's door (21% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition (21% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
      • 0.061% fail on Driver's door (40% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition (76% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats (18% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat (92% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Driver's seat (60% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Tank (46% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Pipe (48% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (84% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Hose (62% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Spare wheel (4.7% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Carrier (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.061% fail on Load security (36% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Loading door (31% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.010% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.010% fail on Dropside
        • 0.010% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.050% fail on Integral vehicle structure (64% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (71% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.050% fail on Chassis (49% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Chassis condition (48% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting (63% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting condition (69% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Bracket
    • 0.010% fail on Towbar
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.010% fail on Floor
    • 0.010% fail on Cabs
      • 0.010% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (21% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (91% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment (53% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements (40% better than other 2011 vans)
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plates (25% worse than other 2011 vans)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (44% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.091% fail on Attachment (53% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.050% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Hubs
  • 0.020% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (79% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.010% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.010% fail on Retractable steps