Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2015
76.8% pass rate
from 21,759 tests in 2020
(4.3% better than other 2015 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 2015 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (10% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.97% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.064% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0046% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (15% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp (16% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Switch
      • 0.0046% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0046% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.77% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Outline marker lamps (110% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Outline marker lamp (120% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Horn
      • 0.083% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0092% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.046% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (59% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (58% worse than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.069% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0092% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0092% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0092% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0046% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (62% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0092% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.31% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.087% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.087% fail on Linkage (6 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Cable
        • 0.046% fail on Brake slack adjuster (10 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Relay lever (6 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.014% fail on Pivot
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
      • 0.023% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.40% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (29% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0092% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.028% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0046% fail on Operation
      • 0.0046% fail on Servos
    • 0.0092% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0046% fail on Other components
      • 0.0046% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0046% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.0046% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.66% fail on View to rear (49% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Mirrors (47% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.56% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0092% fail on Window
    • 0.046% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.028% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage ball joints (93% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0092% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0092% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (52% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Springs (61% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Leaf springs (180% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (7 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Shackle bracket (7 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Leaf spring (63% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Anchor bracket (9 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.0046% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
      • 0.0046% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0046% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.0046% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (120% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.055% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Axle (8 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.051% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (4 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit (6 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Operation
    • 0.0046% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0046% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0046% fail on Sub-frame
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.028% fail on Size/type (70% better than other 2015 vans)
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.90% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (24% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (50% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0092% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0092% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0046% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0046% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.54% fail on Spark ignition (62% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0046% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0046% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0046% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.097% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0046% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0046% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0046% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.71% fail on Body (78% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Other body component (66% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Panel (120% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Mounting fixings (190% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Body condition
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust system (95% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (100% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.069% fail on Tank (170% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0092% fail on System
      • 0.0046% fail on Hose
    • 0.092% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.083% fail on Carrier (130% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.087% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.041% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Bearing housing (9 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.014% fail on Joints
      • 0.0046% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0046% fail on Joints
      • 0.0046% fail on Belts
    • 0.060% fail on Doors
      • 0.028% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0046% fail on Catch
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0046% fail on Hinge
      • 0.018% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.032% fail on Loading door
    • 0.023% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0046% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Safety device
    • 0.018% fail on Seats (72% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0092% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.014% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0092% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0046% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0092% fail on Bracket
      • 0.0046% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0046% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0046% fail on Floor
    • 0.0046% fail on Undertray
  • 0.82% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0046% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.0092% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0092% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.68% fail on Steering
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (28% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0092% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0092% fail on Intermediate drop arm (9 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering (57% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.055% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.078% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0046% fail on Operation
    • 0.028% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0046% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates (57% worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.0092% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.060% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2015 vans)
  • 0.018% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.018% fail on Speed limiter (4 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Speed limiter plate (4 times worse than other 2015 vans)
  • 0.0046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0046% fail on Anchorages