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Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 2003
45.6% pass rate
from 1,754 tests in 2020
(9.1% worse than other 2003 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 2003 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Body, chassis, structure (90% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 15% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 15% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 14% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Flexible couplings (15 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.68% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.68% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.0% fail on Chassis (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Chassis condition (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 5.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.057% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.057% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Catch (9 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.80% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Catch
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
        • 0.11% fail on Catch (6 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Body (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.057% fail on System
    • 0.57% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.34% fail on Cabs
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.29% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.057% fail on Bracket
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.057% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.057% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.057% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.057% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.057% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 8.2% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (59% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (59% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.8% fail on Horn
      • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.057% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 26% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (77% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage
    • 5.0% fail on Springs (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (90% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring (87% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
      • 0.86% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.5% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.057% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.057% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (87% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.057% fail on Axles
      • 0.057% fail on Axle
    • 0.057% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.057% fail on Operation
  • 25% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance (71% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (63% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (46% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.63% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (34% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% better than other 2003 vans)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2003 vans)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.63% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (61% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (68% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (74% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Cable
        • 0.057% fail on Linkage
        • 0.057% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.0% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.80% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control (8 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.68% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.057% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.057% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on View to rear (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Mirrors (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.86% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Seat belts (97% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment
    • 0.80% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Steering (34% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.057% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.057% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (65% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering (75% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.057% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.057% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.057% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks (54% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.057% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.057% fail on Undertray
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (13 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.057% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.057% fail on Speedometer