Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2013
74.8% pass rate
from 15,170 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 2013 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 2013 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps (60% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps (63% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on All position lamps (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (76% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (75% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.98% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0066% fail on Switch
      • 0.0066% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0066% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (21% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (22% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0066% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0066% fail on Switch
      • 0.0066% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0066% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.74% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Horn
    • 0.099% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.073% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.013% fail on Battery
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning (91% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0066% fail on Switch
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (120% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance (67% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0066% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (60% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.053% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.74% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Components (48% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal
        • 0.48% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.099% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on ABS (63% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.086% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Cable
      • 0.013% fail on Relay lever (8 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.0066% fail on Lever
      • 0.0066% fail on Pivot
    • 0.079% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.013% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.013% fail on Warning
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Components
        • 0.0066% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0066% fail on Servos
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (200% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Securing bolts (7 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Anchor bracket (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Shackle bracket (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Spring saddle (8 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.020% fail on Shackle
      • 0.0066% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.69% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.54% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Front (78% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Rear
    • 0.046% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Axles
      • 0.020% fail on Clearance
      • 0.0066% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.013% fail on Constant velocity joints (98% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0066% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.013% fail on General condition
    • 0.013% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.0066% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0066% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0066% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0066% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (9.7% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen (31% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.013% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.059% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.040% fail on Size/type
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (170% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Track rod end (41% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Free play (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.066% fail on Steering pivot point (8 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.099% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.059% fail on Pump (5 times worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Operation (69% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
      • 0.0066% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0066% fail on Rams
    • 0.046% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.073% fail on Body security (180% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.066% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.033% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0066% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.033% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers
    • 0.020% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.020% fail on Chassis
    • 0.020% fail on Load security
      • 0.013% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0066% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.0066% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.74% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.52% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (74% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0066% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0066% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.62% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust system (140% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (45% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.059% fail on Cap
      • 0.053% fail on System (61% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0066% fail on Emissions
  • 0.053% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0066% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0066% fail on Hubs
  • 0.033% fail on Towbars
    • 0.026% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0066% fail on Swivelling towbar
  • 0.013% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.013% fail on Speed limiter plate