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Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 2005
50.5% pass rate
from 4,458 tests in 2020
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 2005 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 9.3% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.045% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (33% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (33% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (23% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.090% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.87% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.022% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.58% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.067% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.045% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.045% fail on Hazard warning (91% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 21% fail on Brakes (15% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (18% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.045% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.96% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2005 vans)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (39% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (73% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.090% fail on Lever
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
        • 0.022% fail on Linkage
        • 0.022% fail on Pivot
        • 0.022% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (81% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (77% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (66% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever (180% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal
    • 0.72% fail on Flexible brake hoses (68% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.067% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.045% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.022% fail on Valves
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.067% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.067% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.045% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.022% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.022% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.022% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 19% fail on Suspension (8.4% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint dust cover (55% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (75% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 4.8% fail on Springs (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (98% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring (93% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (69% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (30% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component (43% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 12% fail on Visibility (17% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.1% fail on Washers (61% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (17% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on View to rear (47% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (49% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.54% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (14% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.090% fail on Strengthening plate (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.4% fail on Body (57% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Panel (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (63% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Other passenger's door (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Catch
      • 0.34% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
        • 0.045% fail on Catch
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
        • 0.045% fail on Catch
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
    • 0.99% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.49% fail on Joints
        • 0.18% fail on Prop shaft (60% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (92% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.022% fail on Belts
    • 0.79% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Hose
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.067% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.045% fail on Tank (80% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Towbar (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure (180% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.20% fail on Load security (180% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Tailgate (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Tailgate condition (5 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Other tailgate component (5 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Loading door (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.067% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.045% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.022% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.045% fail on Floor
    • 0.022% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.022% fail on Carrier
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Cabs
      • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.022% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (64% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.090% fail on Operation
      • 0.090% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.022% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.090% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.045% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.045% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts (23% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements
      • 0.045% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (32% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (55% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.045% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.045% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks (49% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.090% fail on Condition
  • 0.090% fail on Seat belt installation check (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.067% fail on Anchorages (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.022% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer