Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 1999
53.6% pass rate
from 351 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 1999 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 14% fail on Headlamps (200% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 14% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.85% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.57% fail on Switch
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (200% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (10 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (14 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring (180% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
  • 22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 13% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 13% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 13% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Drive shaft
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Hinge
      • 1.1% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition
        • 0.28% fail on Catch
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Towbar (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.57% fail on Seats
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
    • 0.28% fail on Cabs
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.57% fail on Plate brake tester (16 times worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (92% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.1% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (4 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.57% fail on Master cylinder (40 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on View to rear
      • 1.4% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.85% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.28% fail on Window
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 6.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (78% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.57% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Pump
    • 0.28% fail on Steering play
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates