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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2011
64.5% pass rate
from 10,730 tests in 2017
(5.1% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Position lamps (20% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps (14% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear lamps (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on All position lamps (190% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (42% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (91% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (91% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps (46% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0093% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0093% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0093% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0093% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0093% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0093% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.056% fail on Hazard warning (81% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2011 vans)
  • 13% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels (98% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (41% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance (86% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.065% fail on Brake operation (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic parking brake (11 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (49% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.084% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.056% fail on Brake linings (190% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake back plates (7 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes (21% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Hoses (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.028% fail on Leaks (74% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components (38% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal (38% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Anti-slip (51% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on ABS (42% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system (86% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement (86% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.093% fail on Cable
      • 0.028% fail on Relay lever (8 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0093% fail on Pivot
    • 0.0093% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0093% fail on Components
        • 0.0093% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0093% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0093% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 11% fail on Suspension (11% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (71% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Leaf springs (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Securing bolts (9 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Shackle bracket (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.047% fail on Shackle
        • 0.047% fail on Anchor
        • 0.0093% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.084% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Anchor bracket (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.065% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0093% fail on Spring slippers
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (19% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints (98% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (79% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Rear (79% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.047% fail on Axles
      • 0.019% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.019% fail on Clearance
      • 0.0093% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.028% fail on General condition
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0093% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.0093% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.0093% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0093% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0093% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0093% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0093% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0093% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0093% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (13% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen (46% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.96% fail on Mirrors (32% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0093% fail on Drivers view
    • 0.0093% fail on Glazing
      • 0.0093% fail on Glazing/screen/partition
  • 5.2% fail on Steering (71% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering system (79% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.55% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.084% fail on Steering pivot point (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
      • 0.084% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.065% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0093% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0093% fail on Rams
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.056% fail on Steering control
      • 0.019% fail on Steering column
      • 0.019% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.019% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0093% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0093% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0093% fail on Locking devices
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.047% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (46% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.93% fail on Body condition (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers
      • 0.056% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.056% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0093% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.075% fail on Passengers
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Body security (200% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.084% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.056% fail on Load security
      • 0.037% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0093% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0093% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.0093% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0093% fail on Chassis
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.90% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (69% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (78% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0093% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment
      • 0.075% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0093% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust system (51% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on System (52% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.093% fail on Cap
      • 0.019% fail on Tank (87% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe (79% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0093% fail on Hose
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (86% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.019% fail on Emissions
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (39% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (39% worse than other 2011 vans)
  • 0.037% fail on Road Wheels (80% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.028% fail on Attachment (76% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.0093% fail on Condition
  • 0.028% fail on Towbars
    • 0.028% fail on Towbar
  • 0.0093% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0093% fail on Speed limiter