Mercedes-Benz Vito Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mercedes-Benz Vito reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Why does my 2008 Mercedes-Benz Vito cut out when moving or idling?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2020

Again, a problem like this is very difficult to diagnose via remote control. You haven’t given me much to go on here, but my first suggestion would be to have the car scanned at a workshop and see what error codes materialise. From there, you can take a much more targeted approach to working out which of the hundreds of possible components is causing the problem. Don’t forget the basics, either, such as contaminated or old fuel in the tank. Modern fuel doesn’t like sitting around in a tank and can `go off’ over time.

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Why have Mercedes-Benz taken the Vito off the market?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Oct 2019

The Vito van has been under scrutiny for failing to meet the emission laws, and Mercedes has been ordered to recall them.

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Alternator difficulties with 2013 Vito

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Apr 2017

Show the dealer your record of reports and battery replacements to back up your claim and request a goodwill payment to cover the cost of replacing the alternator. If that isn't successful you could consider going to VCAT.

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Valuation for 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vito van

Answered by CarsGuide 15 May 2015

There are a lot of variables affecting the value of a van like the Vito. Is it a diesel or petrol? Is it a short wheelbase or long? Does it have a high roof or standard? It's got low kays, long reg and new tyres, all factors in its favour. Assuming it's a regular diesel van the value would be $8000-$10,000.

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Save the heartache

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Sep 2007

THE MB100 was built by SsangYong when Mercedes-Benz was getting up close and personal with the South Korean carmaker. It had a Benz badge, but it wasn't of the same quality as a real Benz. I wouldn't like to split the Vito and Transporter. They're both very good vans. If you can stretch your budget a little, you could buy a new Mitsubishi Express and save any heartaches that can sometimes come with a used vehicle. And if you can get away with a smaller van, try a VW Caddy.

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Disco dilemma

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Sep 2007

SOUNDS like you need a van. The European vans are way ahead of the Japanese rivals in every aspect except price. They can be tricked up with all sorts of accessories that can look very cool. The Vito is worth considering, as are the VW Transporter and the Renault Trafic. If you can get away with a smaller van, look at the VW Caddy. The Japanese vans don't rate highly in crash testing, but the European vans have all the safety systems you'd expect in a passenger car.

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A wheelchair conversion

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Aug 2005

IT'S really too early to speculate on the reliability of the present-model vans. I would be surprised if you needed a van as big as the Sprinter or Ducato to transport your 13-year-old daughter. I would take a look at the Vito, Transporter and Trafic before the Transit. The latter has a pretty ordinary reputation for reliability. Have a talk to the people at Capital Special Vehicles, who specialise in doing the conversions.

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