Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 1998
38.5% pass rate
from 467 tests in 2017
(26% worse than other 1998 vans)
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 1998 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 40% fail on Suspension (77% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 18% fail on Prescribed areas (60% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 15% fail on Component mounting (95% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Spring mounting (78% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 18% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 18% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 18% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 8.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage condition
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
    • 0.43% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 38% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 17% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 17% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.1% fail on Front lamps (71% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.64% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Horn
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.64% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (5 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.86% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Battery (83% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 34% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 22% fail on Brake performance (77% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 8.6% fail on Rear wheels (63% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 15% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 14% fail on Components (60% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 7.3% fail on Pipes
        • 6.2% fail on Hoses (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Valves
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Hub components (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Parking brake (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on ABS
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.21% fail on Cable
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
  • 16% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Washers (63% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.5% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Passengers front (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers other
    • 4.1% fail on Body condition
    • 2.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 0.86% fail on Drivers
      • 0.64% fail on Passengers
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on System
      • 0.64% fail on Cap
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (71% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (54% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Seat belts (58% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas (79% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 6.0% fail on Steering
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.86% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.1% fail on Towbars (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Condition