Mercedes-Benz Citan MOT Results

Registered in 2016
73.6% pass rate
from 3,591 tests in 2020
(120% worse than other 2016 cars)
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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Citan is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (15 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.084% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.028% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.028% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.028% fail on Horn
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.028% fail on Cable
    • 0.84% fail on Brake performance (98% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.084% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.084% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.084% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.028% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.028% fail on Rbt
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.028% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pedal (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.084% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Rigid brake pipes (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.028% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.028% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (74% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (39% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (87% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on Condition of glass (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Windscreen (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Body (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other body component (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Panel (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Spare wheel (220 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Carrier (461 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Tank (29 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
      • 0.028% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.028% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition
      • 0.028% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.028% fail on Hinge
    • 0.084% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray
  • 0.92% fail on Steering (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Steering linkage components (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Track rod end (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.056% fail on Steering play (17 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Steering rack (17 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Suspension
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage (13 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.056% fail on Springs
      • 0.056% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.028% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.028% fail on Mounting
    • 0.056% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.028% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.58% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Attachment
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.028% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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