Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2016
77.9% pass rate
from 18,923 tests in 2020
(3.5% better than other 2016 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 2016 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (35% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (82% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.095% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (48% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (51% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device (19% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (23% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (28% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (85% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (31% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Horn (39% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Trailer electrical socket (33% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Electrical wiring (20% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps (17% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps (20% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.053% fail on Outline marker lamps (180% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Outline marker lamp (190% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning (16% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Switch (16% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0053% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0053% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (27% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (170% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance (37% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (36% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (21% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (53% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (10 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (99% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.090% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (16 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (14% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (13% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (32% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake imbalance (2.1% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0053% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0053% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0053% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested (52% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings (37% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums (2.4% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs (6.0% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (100% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Cable (28% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Pivot (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake slack adjuster (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0053% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes (170% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2.6% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal (16% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Hand lever (64% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (67% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (56% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system (53% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic stability control (66% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.042% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (20% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (19% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.026% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (12 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components (55% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0053% fail on Servos
    • 0.0053% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0053% fail on Master cylinder
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility (6.6% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (2.0% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Condition of glass (13% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Windscreen (12% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Window
    • 0.41% fail on View to rear (6.4% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors (5.4% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices (42% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.053% fail on Driver's view (16% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet (58% better than other 2016 vans)
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage (39% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0053% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (97% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Springs (47% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.32% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (9 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.095% fail on Leaf spring (11% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Anchor bracket (10 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Spring saddle (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Shackle bracket (5 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0053% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
      • 0.0053% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0053% fail on Mounting
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (28% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component (28% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint (55% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component (1.2% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.053% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Axle (9 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.053% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.032% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut (59% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type (52% better than other 2016 vans)
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (25% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (26% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (29% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.085% fail on Emissions not tested (30% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment (14% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.016% fail on Particulate filter (180% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (14% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Spark ignition (49% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Non catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0053% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Fluid leaks (51% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Engine oil leaks (67% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks (85% worse than other 2016 vans)
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (0.98% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Body (57% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Other body component (56% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.090% fail on Panel (77% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Mounting fixings (19% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers (61% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (49% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (64% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Tank (3.8% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe (92% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.095% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Prop shafts (82% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Bearing housing (9 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Joints (66% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Joints (98% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Belts
    • 0.090% fail on Doors (24% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's door (4.9% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition (14% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0053% fail on Catch
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door (8.4% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition (1.2% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door (60% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition (54% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0053% fail on Hinge
    • 0.048% fail on Spare wheel (48% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Carrier (110% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame (9 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame condition (12 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.037% fail on Load security (100% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Loading door (200% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.037% fail on Seats (44% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat (5.1% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's seat (64% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Chassis condition (6 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar (34% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Safety device
      • 0.0053% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0053% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0053% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0053% fail on Floor
    • 0.0053% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0053% fail on Steps
    • 0.0053% fail on Undertray
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (10% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (10.0% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (0.70% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end (120% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (9.6% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Other components (52% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses (56% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Operation (35% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear (44% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation (6.4% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0053% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0053% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.58% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (28% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment (62% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Pre-tensioners (7 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Requirements
    • 0.042% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle (90% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates (91% worse than other 2016 vans)
  • 0.048% fail on Road Wheels (63% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2016 vans)
  • 0.016% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (24% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Emergency exits (110% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0053% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0053% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0053% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0053% fail on Speed limiter plate