Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2012
69.3% pass rate
from 12,385 tests in 2017
(10% better than other 2012 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 2012 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps (16% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps (45% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps (90% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (55% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (55% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (68% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0081% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
      • 0.0081% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp (21% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.065% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.040% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.016% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0081% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.0081% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.0081% fail on Battery
  • 12% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Front wheels (47% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake imbalance (91% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0081% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (53% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.057% fail on Brake back plates (9 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (23% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Components (31% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes (36% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Hoses
        • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0081% fail on Servos
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Leaks
    • 0.65% fail on ABS (89% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components (43% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal (43% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.24% fail on Anti-slip (58% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability system (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.097% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Relay lever (10 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Cable (82% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Lever
      • 0.0081% fail on Pivot
    • 0.016% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (13 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Warning (13 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0081% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0081% fail on Operation
    • 0.0081% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0081% fail on Components
        • 0.0081% fail on Pipes
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (96% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Leaf springs (180% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Securing bolts (7 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Anchor bracket (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Shackle bracket (4 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.065% fail on Spring saddle (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Spring eye
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0081% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Front suspension joints (67% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (77% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Rear (79% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (61% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.073% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Constant velocity joints (98% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0081% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.032% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0081% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.024% fail on Fluid suspension (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension unit (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0081% fail on General condition
    • 0.0081% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0081% fail on Attachment
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen (29% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Mirrors (40% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.065% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0081% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.6% fail on Steering (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Steering arm (8 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Free play (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Steering pivot point (7 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Steering box
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.048% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Other components
      • 0.032% fail on Operation (71% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0081% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0081% fail on Rams
    • 0.089% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.024% fail on Steering control
      • 0.016% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0081% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0081% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type
    • 0.040% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (38% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.94% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (53% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Drivers
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0081% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.073% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.048% fail on Load security
      • 0.032% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0081% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0081% fail on Hinged tailboard
      • 0.0081% fail on Dropside
    • 0.040% fail on Body security
    • 0.032% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Seats (82% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers (88% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0081% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (39% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
  • 0.87% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.72% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (42% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system (58% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on System (59% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Cap (63% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Tank
      • 0.016% fail on Pipe
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Emissions
  • 0.040% fail on Road Wheels (71% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.0081% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0081% fail on Hubs
    • 0.0081% fail on Attachment