Mercedes-Benz Vaneo MOT Results

Registered in 2004
46.9% pass rate
from 258 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz Vaneo is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.39% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 8.1% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.39% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.39% fail on Arm
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.5% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Mounting
    • 5.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.78% fail on Anti-roll bar (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.78% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.78% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.78% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.39% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.78% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.78% fail on Lever
    • 0.78% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.78% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.39% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 7.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
  • 9.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Requirements
  • 8.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Joints
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.78% fail on Body
      • 0.39% fail on Panel
      • 0.39% fail on Other body component
    • 0.39% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.39% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.39% fail on Floor
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.78% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.78% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.39% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.39% fail on Steering column
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment

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