Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.3% pass rate
from 6,213 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2008 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 2008 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (17% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (27% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device (86% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (33% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (52% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.048% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.048% fail on Battery(ies) (81% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning (90% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Switch (90% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (17% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (43% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (21% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (21% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.097% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.097% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.064% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.50% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance (90% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums (48% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (49% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (71% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Cable (89% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Lever
        • 0.048% fail on Linkage
        • 0.032% fail on Brake slack adjuster
        • 0.016% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (44% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (62% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Anti-lock braking system (41% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Pedal
    • 0.42% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.032% fail on Valves
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.048% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.032% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Springs (53% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Mounting
      • 0.064% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (70% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.95% fail on Linkage ball joints (62% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (59% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage (67% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (82% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.048% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.032% fail on Axles
      • 0.016% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.016% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.032% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers (17% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (55% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.76% fail on View to rear
      • 0.74% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.016% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass (45% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
  • 5.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (33% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (66% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.76% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.29% fail on Joints
      • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.080% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.080% fail on Door condition
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system (46% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.048% fail on Tank
      • 0.048% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
      • 0.080% fail on Panel
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis (81% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition (81% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure (91% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (91% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.064% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.032% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.032% fail on Carrier
    • 0.048% fail on Load security
      • 0.048% fail on Loading door
    • 0.032% fail on Cabs
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.016% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (33% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested (60% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.61% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (47% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (67% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.080% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.048% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.032% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.016% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (31% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.080% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.016% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.66% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.064% fail on Requirements
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.016% fail on Airbags
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.00% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Rear wheel steering (24 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.097% fail on Components (24 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
        • 0.016% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear (49% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (48% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.016% fail on Pump
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.016% fail on Steering box
    • 0.048% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.032% fail on Flexible coupling (10 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.032% fail on Steering column
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.016% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2008 vans)