Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2014
72.7% pass rate
from 19,999 tests in 2020
(4.3% 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 (9.4% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.010% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0050% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0050% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (84% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (84% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (97% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.96% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (24% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (23% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (53% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Outline marker lamps (64% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Outline marker lamp (67% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.065% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment (42% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.095% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0050% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.040% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning (81% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Switch (81% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.010% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (59% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (60% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance (61% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0050% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.095% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.060% 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)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0050% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Brake linings (130% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.020% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (140% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.090% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.080% fail on Cable
        • 0.065% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Brake slack adjuster (8 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Relay lever (7 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0050% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (190% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (30% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
      • 0.035% fail on Hand lever (63% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (31% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (68% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.010% fail on Valves
      • 0.0050% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0050% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
      • 0.0050% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0050% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints (73% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage (81% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0050% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0050% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (29% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers (39% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Springs (47% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Leaf springs (150% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.42% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.080% fail on Leaf spring (47% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.065% fail on Shackle bracket (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Anchor bracket (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.010% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.090% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (71% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.055% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.040% fail on Axles
      • 0.040% fail on Axle (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.025% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Bellows (9 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0050% fail on Operation
      • 0.0050% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.020% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0050% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0050% fail on Suspension rod
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (10% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on View to rear (42% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Mirrors (41% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.59% fail on Condition of glass (40% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Windscreen (39% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Window
    • 0.095% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.085% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (23% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (48% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.92% fail on Spark ignition (87% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0050% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0050% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0050% fail on Undertray
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (18% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.66% fail on Body (91% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Other body component (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Panel
      • 0.015% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0050% fail on Body condition
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (65% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts (83% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.085% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on Joints
        • 0.030% fail on Bearing housing (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0050% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0050% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.070% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
      • 0.010% fail on Hose
      • 0.0050% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0050% fail on System
    • 0.10% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.080% fail on Carrier (110% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.060% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
        • 0.025% fail on Catch (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0050% fail on Hinge
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0050% fail on Hinge
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.060% fail on Load security (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Loading door
      • 0.020% fail on Dropside (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Dropside condition (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0050% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.055% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.025% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.040% fail on Towbar
      • 0.015% fail on Safety device
      • 0.015% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0050% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0050% fail on Coupling
    • 0.025% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0050% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0050% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0050% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0050% fail on Floor
    • 0.0050% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0050% fail on Steps
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.81% fail on Track rod end (28% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.090% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.0050% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0050% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.065% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.080% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
    • 0.020% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.020% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.015% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0050% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0050% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.92% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (38% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts (31% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Requirements
      • 0.010% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.030% fail on Airbags
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle (93% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates (91% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.065% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.040% fail on Condition
    • 0.025% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2014 vans)
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0050% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0050% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0050% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0050% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0050% fail on Steps