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Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 1998
45.1% pass rate
from 324 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 8.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (13 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (5 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (10 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.6% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.8% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.62% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.93% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 26% fail on Brakes (46% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 21% fail on Brake performance (85% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 15% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 9.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (98% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 9.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 1998 vans)
          • 6.2% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (89% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.62% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.31% fail on Cable
        • 0.31% fail on Linkage
    • 4.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.93% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.93% fail on Hand lever (5 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
    • 0.93% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.93% fail on Lever
    • 0.93% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.93% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.93% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.62% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.31% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.31% fail on Other braking system component
  • 25% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 15% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 15% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 15% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.93% fail on Door condition
        • 0.31% fail on Hinge
      • 1.2% fail on Other passenger's door (7 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Chassis
      • 2.8% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.31% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on System (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Hose
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.31% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.93% fail on Seats
      • 0.93% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.62% fail on Towbar
      • 0.62% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.62% fail on Body
      • 0.31% fail on Panel
      • 0.31% fail on Other body component
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.31% fail on Floor
    • 0.31% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.31% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 12% fail on Headlamps (170% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 12% fail on Headlamp (190% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.4% fail on Horn
      • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Visibility
    • 7.7% fail on Wipers
    • 5.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.62% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.6% fail on Steering gear (150% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.62% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.31% fail on Rams
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 7.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas (86% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.62% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates