Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2014
69.2% pass rate
from 17,499 tests in 2020
(1.5% worse 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.

  • 14% fail on Brakes (68% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 9.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 9.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (25% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0057% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.040% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.0057% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (51% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (50% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (50% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6.5% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3.6% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (sp) (2.5% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (14% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (15% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested (21% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (160% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Brake linings (69% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums (13% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs (18% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.063% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (53% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Lever (180% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Pivot (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Cable (75% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake slack adjuster (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Relay lever (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (1.2% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Anti-lock braking system (13% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic stability control (15% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (33% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal (33% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Hand lever (37% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses (38% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid (8.4% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.034% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (59% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (50% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (10 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components (45% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0057% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0057% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0057% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0057% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (0.90% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (9.5% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (10% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4.0% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (11% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (12% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp levelling device (23% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch (8.9% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0057% fail on Switch
    • 0.39% fail on Reversing lamps (43% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Reversing lamps (47% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment (44% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn (57% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Trailer electrical socket (1.2% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.074% fail on Electrical wiring (26% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.040% fail on Outline marker lamps (86% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Outline marker lamp (90% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0057% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0057% fail on Switch
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage (29% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bar (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (24% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (98% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers (33% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Springs (62% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Leaf springs (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.50% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.086% fail on Leaf spring (57% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Spring saddle (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Anchor bracket (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Shackle bracket (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (5.9% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (48% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component (20% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (70% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (52% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Other suspension component (19% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut (55% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (85% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (79% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.063% fail on Suspension rods (140% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.051% fail on Axles (47% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames (28% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (7 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Bellows (10 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (7.9% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (2.0% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.66% fail on View to rear (51% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Mirrors (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Indirect vision devices (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Condition of glass (36% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Windscreen (36% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Window
    • 0.080% fail on Driver's view (7.9% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Bonnet (74% better than other 2014 vans)
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type (48% better than other 2014 vans)
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (36% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (48% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (45% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (39% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment (19% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.023% fail on Particulate filter (79% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (45% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (52% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (99% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Catalyst emissions (2.1% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Emissions not tested (1.2% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0057% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0057% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks (62% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (67% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Other leaks (61% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Transmission oil leaks (8.4% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (90% worse than other 2014 vans)
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (17% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components (3.5% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (14% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Steering linkage (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering (41% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses (1.9% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Other components (11% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Rams (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear (47% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (46% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Operation (29% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering box (9 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0057% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (18% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Body (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Other body component (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Panel (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Mounting fixings (8.4% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Body condition
    • 0.24% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts (62% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Joints (42% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Bearing housing (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0057% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers (44% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (26% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (41% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Tank (28% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Hose (45% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0057% fail on System
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (41% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Other passenger's door (14% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition (46% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Driver's door (47% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition (50% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0057% fail on Catch
      • 0.017% fail on Front passenger's door (68% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition (66% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.074% fail on Spare wheel (55% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Carrier (76% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Spare wheel condition (3.5% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.063% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Chassis condition (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting (28% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition (30% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0057% fail on Bracket
    • 0.034% fail on Load security (82% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Loading door (84% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Dropside (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Dropside condition (9 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0057% fail on Other dropside component
      • 0.0057% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.029% fail on Seats (63% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat (33% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's seat (78% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Towbar (32% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Other towbar components (64% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0057% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0057% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0057% fail on Floor
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (9.4% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Seat belts (15% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements (20% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plates (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (9 times worse than other 2014 vans)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (29% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.080% fail on Attachment (33% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0057% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0057% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0057% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0057% fail on Speed limiter plate
  • 0.0057% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0057% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0057% fail on Retractable steps