Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2014
78.9% pass rate
from 18,397 tests in 2017
(13% better than other 2014 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 2014 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (19% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps (80% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (52% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.59% fail on Individual lamps (89% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0054% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.98% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.96% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (88% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning (88% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0054% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.0054% fail on All outline markers
    • 0.0054% fail on Battery
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.049% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.016% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0054% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 2.5% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (56% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.043% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0054% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.66% fail on Pedal
        • 0.63% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Components
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses
        • 0.054% fail on Pipes
        • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.10% fail on ABS
    • 0.098% fail on Restricted movement (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.087% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage (8 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Relay lever (12 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Cable
      • 0.011% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0054% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.0054% fail on Lever
    • 0.043% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0054% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0054% fail on Components
        • 0.0054% fail on Servos
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0054% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0054% fail on Drivers view
    • 0.0054% fail on Glazing
      • 0.0054% fail on Windows
    • 0.0054% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers (75% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Condition (75% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Securing bolts (7 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
      • 0.043% fail on Anchor bracket (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Shackle bracket (8 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0054% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.0054% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.35% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0054% fail on Condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut (90% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (90% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.071% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Front (59% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Rear
    • 0.054% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.049% fail on Panhard rods (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.038% fail on General condition
    • 0.033% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0054% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.022% fail on Axles
      • 0.022% fail on Clearance
    • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Front drive shafts (94% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Constant velocity joints (96% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0054% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0054% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0054% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.011% fail on Gas suspension (12 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit (12 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0054% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.0054% fail on Condition
    • 0.0054% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (42% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type
    • 0.027% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (65% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.082% fail on Doors (49% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.011% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers front (79% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.076% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.065% fail on Body security
    • 0.027% fail on Seats
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers
    • 0.027% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Dropside (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0054% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.011% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Chassis
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN (86% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate (85% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0054% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.84% fail on Steering (85% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering pivot point (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0054% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (57% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Pump (9 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
      • 0.0054% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0054% fail on Drive system
    • 0.043% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0054% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0054% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.49% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system (42% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.082% fail on Cap
      • 0.016% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on System (81% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0054% fail on Pipe
    • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (36% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0054% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0054% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0054% fail on Requirements
  • 0.038% fail on Road Wheels (65% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.038% fail on Condition
  • 0.011% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0054% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0054% fail on Swivelling towbar
  • 0.011% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.011% fail on Speed limiter plate