Mercedes-Benz Vaneo MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.1% pass rate
from 395 tests in 2020
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vaneo is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Stop lamp (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.0% fail on Dipswitch (29 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on All direction indicators (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Switch (29 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Main beam tell-tale (37 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.76% fail on Horn
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 22% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.76% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.5% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.76% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.1% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.51% fail on Axles
      • 0.25% fail on Axle
      • 0.25% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.51% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 7.3% fail on Wipers (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.76% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.0% fail on Joints
      • 0.51% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.51% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Catch
    • 1.0% fail on Body
      • 1.0% fail on Panel (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on System
  • 9.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.25% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.25% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 8.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.76% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
    • 0.25% fail on Steering column
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.76% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Condition

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