Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MOT Results

Registered in 2016
79.8% pass rate
from 20,401 tests in 2020
(5.8% 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.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.8% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (43% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (49% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0049% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (82% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (72% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (42% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp (41% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (38% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.94% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.93% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.73% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Outline marker lamps (120% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Outline marker lamp (140% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.069% fail on Horn
      • 0.054% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0098% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.015% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0049% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0049% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0098% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0098% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0098% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (73% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.054% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0098% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0049% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.20% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0098% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0098% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0098% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.62% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (190% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Cable
        • 0.020% fail on Brake slack adjuster (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Linkage
        • 0.015% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0098% fail on Relay lever (6 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (37% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal (52% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (55% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Electronic stability control (56% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.059% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0049% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (14% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Condition of glass (28% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Windscreen (28% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0049% fail on Window
    • 0.46% fail on View to rear
      • 0.44% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.064% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0098% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0098% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0049% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms (76% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0098% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.47% fail on Springs
      • 0.47% fail on Leaf springs (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (11 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.020% fail on Anchor bracket (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Shackle bracket (9 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Spring saddle (7 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0049% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.078% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0098% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0049% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.059% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Axle (10 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0049% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.034% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0049% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.020% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0098% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.020% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0049% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.77% fail on Body (86% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Other body component (84% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Panel (130% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0098% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system (98% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.093% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (100% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on System
      • 0.0098% fail on Pipe
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Spare wheel (95% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Carrier (150% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.074% fail on Doors
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0049% fail on Catch
        • 0.0049% fail on Hinge
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0098% fail on Catch
      • 0.020% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
    • 0.039% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0098% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0049% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Dropside
        • 0.0049% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.029% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0098% fail on Strengthening plate (10 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0098% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.0049% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0049% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0049% fail on Joints
      • 0.0049% fail on Belts
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar
      • 0.015% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0049% fail on Coupling
    • 0.015% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0098% fail on Sub-frame (10 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0098% fail on Sub-frame condition (10 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0049% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.015% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0049% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0049% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Floor
    • 0.0049% fail on Seats
      • 0.0049% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0049% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0049% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0049% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0049% fail on Steps
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.76% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0098% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0049% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0049% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0049% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.38% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0049% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0049% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0049% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0049% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.054% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0049% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle (95% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates (93% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0098% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0049% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0049% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0098% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0098% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.40% fail on Steering
    • 0.20% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0049% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0049% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.044% fail on Pump (8 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
      • 0.0049% fail on Operation
      • 0.0049% fail on Rams
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0049% fail on Operation
    • 0.020% fail on Steering play
      • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0098% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0049% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0049% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.054% fail on Road Wheels (59% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2016 vans)
  • 0.020% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0098% fail on Doors
      • 0.0049% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.0049% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.0049% fail on Passenger grab handles
    • 0.0049% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0049% fail on Steps
  • 0.0049% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0049% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0049% fail on Speed limiter plate