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Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 1997
47.5% pass rate
from 139 tests in 2020
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 1997 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 13% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 13% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 13% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 5.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 4.3% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.72% fail on Door condition
      • 0.72% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.72% fail on Door condition
    • 2.9% fail on Chassis
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.72% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on Towbar
      • 0.72% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.72% fail on Body
      • 0.72% fail on Panel
    • 0.72% fail on Load security
      • 0.72% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.72% fail on Driver's seat
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 12% fail on Headlamps (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 10% fail on Headlamp (160% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.9% fail on Horn
      • 0.72% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.72% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (6 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 17% fail on Brake performance
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 7.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 7.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.72% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.72% fail on Lever
    • 0.72% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.72% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 14% fail on Visibility
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers
    • 7.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on View to rear
      • 1.4% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.72% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 4.3% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering
      • 0.72% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment