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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2011
59.5% pass rate
from 11,575 tests in 2020
(3.2% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.5% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (62% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0086% fail on Switch
      • 0.026% fail on Semaphore (10 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.026% fail on Arm (10 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Position lamp (29% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (20% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (38% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (44% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
      • 0.0086% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0086% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment (77% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.8% fail on Outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Outline marker lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on All outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0086% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning (93% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Switch (93% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0086% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 18% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.017% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (80% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (74% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (60% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.42% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.060% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0086% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.078% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (51% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (53% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake imbalance (88% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0086% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.043% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.052% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Pivot
        • 0.026% fail on Brake slack adjuster (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (48% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic braking system (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (39% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
      • 0.026% fail on Hand lever (80% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses (65% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.078% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0086% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.069% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (66% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (65% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.035% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.017% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0086% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 11% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage (80% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0086% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (57% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs (54% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (8 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Shackle bracket (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Leaf spring (84% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.086% fail on Spring saddle (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0086% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0086% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0086% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings (85% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (57% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.086% fail on Axles
      • 0.086% fail on Axle (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.052% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.026% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Bellows (6 times worse than other 2011 vans)
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Compression ignition (39% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested (82% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.086% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.078% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.043% fail on Particulate filter (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.026% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.0086% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.052% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0086% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0086% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0086% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0086% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks (52% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on View to rear
      • 0.79% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.043% fail on Indirect vision devices (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Condition of glass (64% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Windscreen (63% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Window
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.069% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (37% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering linkage components (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.017% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.66% fail on Steering gear (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.60% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
    • 0.55% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Steering box
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.078% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.069% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Rams
    • 0.026% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0086% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0086% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.078% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (57% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.017% fail on Body condition
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Prop shafts (80% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Prop shaft (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
        • 0.078% fail on Flexible couplings (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.052% fail on Bearing housing (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0086% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0086% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers (61% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0086% fail on Catch
      • 0.078% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door (73% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition (79% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0086% fail on Hinge
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (64% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on System
      • 0.026% fail on Tank (82% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
      • 0.0086% fail on Pipe
    • 0.078% fail on Seats (65% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat (79% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.069% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.060% fail on Carrier
      • 0.0086% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.069% fail on Load security
      • 0.069% fail on Loading door (200% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0086% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.060% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.060% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.026% fail on Chassis
      • 0.026% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar
      • 0.017% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0086% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0086% fail on Bracket
    • 0.017% fail on Cabs
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0086% fail on Floor
    • 0.0086% fail on Undertray
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (54% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (55% worse than other 2011 vans)
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (53% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.095% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Condition
  • 0.026% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter plate (4 times worse than other 2011 vans)
  • 0.026% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.026% fail on Doors
      • 0.017% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.0086% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0086% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0086% fail on Anchorages