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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2012
60.2% pass rate
from 13,333 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 2012 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.7% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (81% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (81% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (22% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0075% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (48% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.0075% fail on Switch
      • 0.0075% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0075% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Outline marker lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (60% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0075% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.0% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (91% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0075% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0075% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.060% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.015% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.49% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.098% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.068% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (14 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (76% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (74% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0075% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (77% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (61% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.075% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.060% fail on Relay lever (7 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Pivot (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake slack adjuster (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.00% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0075% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
      • 0.023% fail on Hand lever (79% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses (80% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.053% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0075% fail on Servos
    • 0.045% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (11 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
    • 0.023% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (86% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (83% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0075% fail on Operation
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (53% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0075% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (16% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (66% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (99% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0075% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Leaf springs (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.94% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (8 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Leaf spring (62% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Shackle bracket (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Spring saddle (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.030% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.0075% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0075% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (57% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0075% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut (72% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (88% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.068% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0075% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.030% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0075% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.015% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0075% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0075% fail on Other components
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on View to rear (47% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Mirrors (48% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0075% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.70% fail on Condition of glass (46% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Windscreen (47% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0075% fail on Window
    • 0.090% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.083% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering linkage components (98% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (73% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm (9 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.0075% fail on Steering component
      • 0.023% fail on Intermediate drop arm (8 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.71% fail on Steering play (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.0075% fail on Steering box
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Operation (87% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
      • 0.030% fail on Pipes and hoses (68% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Pump
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
    • 0.015% fail on Steering column
    • 0.015% fail on Steering shaft (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0075% fail on Steering wheel
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Compression ignition (44% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (26% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (84% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.023% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0075% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0075% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0075% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0075% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.060% fail on Size/type (61% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0075% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Body (160% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Other body component (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Panel (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Body condition
      • 0.023% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Prop shafts (71% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Prop shaft (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
        • 0.068% fail on Bearing housing (4 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0075% fail on Hinge
      • 0.045% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0075% fail on Catch
        • 0.0075% fail on Hinge
      • 0.030% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's seat (68% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.098% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.075% fail on Carrier
      • 0.023% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.090% fail on Fuel system (79% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (78% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on System (74% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.053% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Chassis condition (180% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.053% fail on Towbar
      • 0.030% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.015% fail on Towbar condition (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0075% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.045% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0075% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0075% fail on Other tailgate component
      • 0.0075% fail on Dropside
        • 0.0075% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.023% fail on Undertray
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting (80% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0075% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0075% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0075% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0075% fail on Floor
    • 0.0075% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0075% fail on Steps
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (79% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0075% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (78% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (80% worse than other 2012 vans)
  • 0.083% fail on Road Wheels (62% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.053% fail on Attachment (66% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Condition
  • 0.023% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.023% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.023% fail on Speed limiter plate
  • 0.023% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.015% fail on Passenger grab handles (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0075% fail on Doors
      • 0.0075% fail on Emergency exits