Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2013
66.1% pass rate
from 16,247 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 2013 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (81% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (81% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (22% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0062% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0062% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (22% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (22% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (45% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamp switch (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Outline marker lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on All outline marker lamps (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment (28% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
      • 0.092% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.30% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.012% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0062% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0062% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0062% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 9.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 9.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0062% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2013 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.36% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester (160% worse than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (62% worse than other 2013 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (52% worse than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance (94% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0062% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.074% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (150% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Brake linings (190% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.062% fail on Cable
        • 0.062% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Relay lever (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on Pivot
        • 0.025% fail on Brake slack adjuster (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.0062% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Electronic stability control (150% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0062% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
      • 0.031% fail on Hand lever (67% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses (89% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.062% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0062% fail on Servos
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (80% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (84% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0062% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0062% fail on Leaks
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints (61% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0062% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0062% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Springs (45% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Leaf springs (140% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.70% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.098% fail on Leaf spring (59% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Shackle bracket (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Anchor bracket (3 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Spring saddle (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.012% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
      • 0.0062% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component (82% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.098% fail on Axles (170% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Axle (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.092% fail on Macpherson strut (66% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut (150% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (91% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.055% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0062% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.031% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0062% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.025% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0062% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0062% fail on Accumulator
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (8.1% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (13% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Condition of glass (81% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Windscreen (81% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Window
    • 0.75% fail on View to rear (34% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Mirrors (35% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0062% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.092% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.068% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.086% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (80% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (56% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage (8 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Steering component (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0062% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.71% fail on Steering play (7 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering box
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
      • 0.049% fail on Operation
      • 0.043% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0062% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (30% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (38% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.73% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (65% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0062% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0062% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.86% fail on Spark ignition (43% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.0062% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0062% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0062% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0062% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0062% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0062% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.78% fail on Body (130% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Other body component (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Panel (190% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.018% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Transmission (87% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Bearing housing (9 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Joints (68% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers (70% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.074% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (55% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe
      • 0.018% fail on System
      • 0.0062% fail on Tank
      • 0.0062% fail on Hose
    • 0.080% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.068% fail on Carrier
      • 0.012% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.055% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Loading door
      • 0.018% fail on Dropside
        • 0.012% fail on Dropside condition
        • 0.0062% fail on Other dropside component
      • 0.0062% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0062% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.049% fail on Seats (60% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.018% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.043% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0062% fail on Catch
        • 0.0062% fail on Hinge
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0062% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0062% fail on Catch
      • 0.0062% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0062% fail on Door condition
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting (73% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Bracket
    • 0.012% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0062% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0062% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.012% fail on Chassis
      • 0.012% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
      • 0.012% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0062% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0062% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle (79% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plates (77% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
  • 0.074% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.043% fail on Attachment (62% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.012% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.012% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.012% fail on Speed limiter plate
  • 0.012% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.012% fail on Doors
      • 0.012% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.0062% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0062% fail on Belt(s)/padding