Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 2009
60.1% pass rate
from 5,680 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 2009 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 2009 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (37% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (39% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.018% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.018% fail on Arm
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (30% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.018% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.018% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Reversing lamps (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Reversing lamps (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.44% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.053% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.053% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors (61% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.018% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.018% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance (23% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (71% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (72% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (79% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance (90% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (37% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (36% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (67% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.018% fail on Cable
        • 0.018% fail on Linkage
        • 0.018% fail on Pivot
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (90% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Pedal
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (66% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control (79% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system (67% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.018% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Springs (61% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 6.5% fail on Coil spring (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joints (75% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (78% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component (57% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.088% fail on Axles
      • 0.070% fail on King pins (17 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.053% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.018% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.018% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility (11% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on View to rear
      • 0.79% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.33% fail on Bonnet (96% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.035% fail on Window
    • 0.053% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition (36% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (46% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested (59% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.018% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.018% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.88% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.070% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.67% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (69% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.32% fail on Joints
        • 0.19% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.018% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (93% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Belts
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.035% fail on Catch
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.088% fail on Door condition
        • 0.035% fail on Hinge
      • 0.070% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.070% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (70% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
      • 0.018% fail on Hose
    • 0.053% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.018% fail on Carrier
    • 0.053% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.018% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.035% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Chassis condition (88% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Towbar
      • 0.018% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.018% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.018% fail on Load security
      • 0.018% fail on Loading door
    • 0.018% fail on Cabs
      • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.018% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (41% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.90% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.070% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear wheel steering (23 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Components (23 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.070% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.39% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.088% fail on Other components
      • 0.070% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.070% fail on Electronic power steering (11 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.018% fail on Steering column
    • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.018% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.018% fail on Belt(s)/padding