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Mercedes-Benz Vito MOT Results

Registered in 2012
65.5% pass rate
from 6,036 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 2012 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 2012 vans and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vito is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (40% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (65% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (53% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.84% fail on Reversing lamps (68% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Reversing lamps (53% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamp switch (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.050% fail on Daytime running lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (41% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (59% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (37% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (36% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums (39% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.083% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (69% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Cable
        • 0.033% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (77% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (54% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.20% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.033% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.050% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (64% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (160% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.083% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.066% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (52% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.033% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.017% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (85% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage (78% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage ball joints (96% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.033% fail on Axles
      • 0.017% fail on Axle
      • 0.017% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.017% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (21% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear (61% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors (61% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.099% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.066% fail on Panel
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.099% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.099% fail on Door condition
      • 0.033% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
        • 0.017% fail on Hinge
      • 0.033% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition
    • 0.099% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Tank
      • 0.033% fail on System
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
    • 0.099% fail on Seats
      • 0.066% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.033% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.050% fail on Transmission (98% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Prop shafts (88% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.033% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Joints
    • 0.033% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.033% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar
      • 0.017% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Bracket
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.017% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Rear wheel steering (29 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Components (29 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering box
    • 0.083% fail on Steering play
      • 0.083% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.066% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.017% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition