Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 2003
43.0% pass rate
from 2,619 tests in 2017
(9.7% 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.

  • 34% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 17% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 17% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 16% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Couplings (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.61% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (88% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 10% fail on Component mounting (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting (49% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 9.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (60% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (36% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints (34% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Front (64% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.1% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 9.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 8.6% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.038% fail on Dipswitch
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (38% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.1% fail on Horn (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.5% fail on Fog lamp (26% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.73% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.50% fail on Lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
      • 0.038% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.076% fail on Battery (95% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 27% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Rear wheels (35% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels (30% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.038% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 11% fail on Components
        • 8.0% fail on Pipes (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Hoses (83% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Valves (30% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.038% fail on Servos
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.84% fail on ABS (93% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability system (6 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components (79% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components (77% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Cable (73% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.076% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.076% fail on Components
        • 0.076% fail on Valves
    • 0.076% fail on Locking devices (12 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.076% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.4% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Windscreen (74% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.038% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (84% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Body condition (94% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Passengers front (190% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.076% fail on Tailgate (7 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Loading door
    • 0.076% fail on Body security
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
  • 10.0% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.076% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (76% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.9% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 8.0% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Installation check
        • 0.038% fail on Anchorage's
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 8.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (54% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.92% fail on System (87% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Cap
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on Hose
    • 0.99% fail on Emissions (44% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.8% fail on Steering (35% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system (33% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.076% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.27% fail on Steering control
      • 0.19% fail on Steering lock (9 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering (76% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Rams
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.7% fail on Towbars (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Condition