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Xolani Bishoti, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My car is having a intermittent problem of showing an engine sign on the dash, loose power and releases black smoke. When checked on diagnostic it shows egr valve. I tried to strip the part and it is sticking and I cannot strip now. I am looking for an assistance.

Submitted: 24/11/2014 15:10:21 | ID: 106782

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imran hashmi, Oxfordshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

i have a 2006 Vito long. The engine light has come on and there is a power loss when accelerating. I dont drive hard.but need the power when overtaking on the motorway as i do a lot of highway driving. Please help. what can cause this problem. I have 102800 miles on the clock.

Submitted: 16/11/2014 10:07:16 | ID: 106265

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colin baker, South Gloucestershire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

where is the tyre changing jack stored on this vehicle please

Submitted: 02/11/2014 14:49:11 | ID: 105504

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Lourens, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My Vito's speedo does not work, the workshop says that it works from a speedsensor from the wheelhub but upon investication I found there is no sensor nor any wires going to the wheelhub. Now is it that someone removed it or is it working from a different sensor somewhere else? My Vito went into limp mode and did not rev past 3000rpm and I found the clutch sensor to be the culprit.

Submitted: 22/10/2014 19:18:10 | ID: 104994

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pete, South Yorkshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

hi, im after some advice i havnt purchased the van as yet, but it says in the advert that the van has an electrical ecu fault and will not start, could this problems be fix, thanks Pete

Submitted: 12/10/2014 08:10:55 | ID: 104480

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Jason mcniff , West Yorkshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hello, I just bought a Vito and just had it all MOT ed etc but the fault is that every time I leave it without unhooking the battery I come back to a flat battery. If anyone has got any suggestions to what it might be it would be very much appreciated

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Hi, I have some experience of this problem. The immobilisers on these Vitos are extremely sophisticated, and I couldn't find anyone who could bypass or trick it. The only fix I could find was to send the ECU and immobiliser unit to a place in Leicester, who can rematch them. Cost was about£150. A Mercedes dealer will fix it, but I'm told the cost is well over £500- what they do is replace the ECU, Immobiliser and keys with new.. Personally I would avoid an immobilised Vito- it's not an easy fix! Plus there are plenty of runners out there. john cormack from West Yorkshire

Hi, I have some experience of this problem. The immobilisers on these Vitos are extremely sophisticated, and I couldn't find anyone who could bypass or trick it. The only fix I could find was to send the ECU and immobiliser unit to a place in Leicester, who can rematch them. Cost was about£150. A Mercedes dealer will fix it, but I'm told the cost is well over £500- what they do is replace the ECU, Immobiliser and keys with new.. Personally I would avoid an immobilised Vito- it's not an easy fix! Plus there are plenty of runners out there. john cormack from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/10/2014 20:50:10 | ID: 103970

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phumzile, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, I have a Mercedes Benz Vito 112 cdi 2003, crew bus. When I drive it just loses power and I pull off the road when it does that, disconnect the battery and it starts to drive fine. I went to Mercedes twice but they don't seem to know what the problem is. When they put it in the machine they find everything is fine, which is why I don't understand?

Submitted: 15/09/2014 13:07:12 | ID: 103123

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michael, Bristol

Mercedes-Benz Vito

my 2002 2.2 cdi vito keeps cutting out at 3000 revs and the EDC light comes on the it will start again after a few seconds. any idea what it could be ?

Submitted: 13/09/2014 20:42:30 | ID: 103059

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Kam, Greater Manchester

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Please someone help me my vito 111 2006 first problem is my central locking does not work on the remote but sometimes it works and my second problem is my interior light comes on while I'm driving

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Hello I had the same problem with mine. I found one of the side doors was out of alignment because the bottom roller had worn which indicated to the locking system that a door was still open. Replaced the roller now works fine , also check the rear doors are closing properly. Trevor Trevorswitch1@aol.com from Pembrokeshire

Hello I had the same problem with mine. I found one of the side doors was out of alignment because the bottom roller had worn which indicated to the locking system that a door was still open. Replaced the roller now works fine , also check the rear doors are closing properly. Trevor Trevorswitch1@aol.com from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 13/09/2014 17:33:36 | ID: 103052

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JIMMMY, Milton Keynes

Mercedes-Benz Vito

hi , my 2001 VITO front doors are looked(central). they refuse to open with the key and wont open manually either.this happened after i changed my van battery to a new one. I have managed to get in the van through the window still the doors wont open from inside. pls help.thanks

Submitted: 05/09/2014 15:41:52 | ID: 102644

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syd, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

MU VIANO CUT OU WHEN DRIVING. WHEN I STOP, PUT IT IN PARK , IT STARTS "OK". IT WOULD REF UP WHEN IN PARK OR NEUTRAL. WHEN I DRIVE IT WOULD CUT OUT AGAIN- AFTER 10 TO 25 MINUTES? THANKS.

Submitted: 22/08/2014 14:11:36 | ID: 101928

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Dave, Bristol

Mercedes-Benz Vito

All indicators flash for about a minute whenever i open the driver or passenger door.

Submitted: 10/08/2014 21:37:18 | ID: 101288

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ngwenya, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

the vito i have is showing oil light after 20 to30 km and is from garage what is problem

Submitted: 02/08/2014 21:55:42 | ID: 100789

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A.HUSSAIN, Middlesex

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My Mercedes vito mpv struggles to go above 60 mph. Even at 4500 rpm. can some one help to. solve this problem . it has poor accleration .Could it be faulty MAF sensor.or problem with fuel injectors. Please help

Submitted: 02/08/2014 21:28:05 | ID: 100786

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riaan, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Where is the oil pressure sensor on 646 982 2.1 engine? After the vehicle was started, 10 to 15 seconds later the oil light came. The diagnosis was made ??on the vehicle with a G-Scan. The following error codes showed: 2014, 2040, 2041 and 2062. Checked the oil level and it was on the full mark. How can I fix the oil pressure and level problem?

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Hi Riaan. The level problem might be the in sump level censor, unscrewed and removable from below on the sump. Not sur about the oil pressure censor location, but will try and find out about that. Where are u situated in SA? Martin Martin Schoeman from South Africa

Hi Riaan. The level problem might be the in sump level censor, unscrewed and removable from below on the sump. Not sur about the oil pressure censor location, but will try and find out about that. Where are u situated in SA? Martin Martin Schoeman from South Africa

Submitted: 28/07/2014 20:35:40 | ID: 100514

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gary, Wiltshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, I have a 2002 merc vito it has no power steering no elec windows and the dr mirrors wont work is this because a fuse has gone ??

Submitted: 24/07/2014 19:57:14 | ID: 100302

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Terence Wall, Northumberland

Mercedes-Benz Vito

what could cause my mercedes-benz vito to refuse to start?

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No fuel supply, faulty glow plugs, low engine compression, faulty electronic censors. Martin Schoeman from South Africa

Submitted: 08/07/2014 22:05:20 | ID: 99276

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christine ladd, Hampshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

What class does the Vito come under?

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I think its known as the V Class, and does not fall into the W range. Martin Schoeman from South Africa

Submitted: 04/07/2014 18:06:04 | ID: 98958

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Michael Brosnan, Buckinghamshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My van won't start, I have tried both keys. It starts intermittently but then the wipers and lights won't come on. A mechanic has tested it and can't find a fault. Now it`s stopped working altogether, then may come on again but with no lights etc. I don't know if it is key or ignition? Thanks

Submitted: 01/07/2014 12:19:51 | ID: 98797

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panicos, Cyprus

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My check engine light comes on while driving on the motorway. Why is this happening?

Submitted: 13/06/2014 06:43:00 | ID: 97586

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Paul Ellis, Lincolnshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

I have a 05 plate mercedes Vito 111CDI long wheel base, the van cuts out but i am able to restart the van within seconds, it will then cut out again this can happen upto 5 times but when she finally starts running i have no issues until i stop or slow down at roundabouts. seems to be whilst pulling away but does happen also at speed. This may happen every trip or i may get 4 unevental journeys with no issues and then back to cutting out, it was run on a diagnostic machine but nothing highlighted, perhaps it was the garage not being a main dealearship? Any one any ideas? Regards Paul

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its your camshaft sensor happened to my 05 vito.it sits at back of the head drivers side. pj from Nottinghamshire

its your camshaft sensor happened to my 05 vito.it sits at back of the head drivers side. pj from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 12/06/2014 16:28:40 | ID: 97536

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Shantal, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

hello...changed the gearbox module on my vito and it goes into limp mode....what should i do?? Please help

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You will need to get it coded by the dealer Andrew from Hertfordshire

You will need to get it coded by the dealer Andrew from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 05/06/2014 18:51:38 | ID: 96997

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Rainer, Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My Vito 2004, has a flat battery in the mornings because a fan is stuck on all night. I just disconnect the battery now till I find the problem. Any ideas for this problem please.

Submitted: 31/05/2014 04:12:32 | ID: 96564

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Eres, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi there everyone. I seem to loose water with my 2003 Vito 112 CDI. Top gasket was done and I also changed the thermostat and and the radiator cap and it's still the same. The fan of the radiator also does not seem to come in. Any suggestions please. Thanks. Eres.

Submitted: 29/05/2014 18:58:49 | ID: 96447

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don, Southend-on-Sea

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi morning guys I hope sum 1 will be able to help me I have a vito 115 2007 model the engine light comes on only sum times and its when ever I am at low revs like at a robot ect and if I drive off it does not go over 3000 revs if I turn the car on and off again then its runs fine till it just idles again does any 1 no what the problem can be thanks

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Had the same, took it to a diesel diagnostic, said tri a full service first, clean diesel filter. Seems fine now. Possible water affect fromnthe filter. Shaun from South Africa

Submitted: 19/05/2014 06:00:03 | ID: 95696

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Jack foster, Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vito

How do you remove front door trim on the above?

Submitted: 17/05/2014 00:00:18 | ID: 95602

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Deon, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

I have two problems with my Mercedes-Benz Vito and they both started recently, one after the other. Firstly the driver`s side door does not lock with the rest of the doors when I press either the key remote or the door lock button in the van. Also the driver`s side power window seems to have lost its limit settings. The window will close when you lift the button but as soon as it hits the top of the door it drops back down to halfway. You can eventually get it to close if you hold the button up for a few seconds after it closes, but usually only on the second or third try. Any ideas?

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Hi Your first problem is the motor for the drivers side central locking has stopped working, you will need to replace the lock and motor as it comes as one It does however mean removing the door trim and some fiddling about to get it out, when they fail they do not lock as a safety way of not locking yourself out of the van Your second problem is easy, spray silicone lube on the window rubbers where the window runs, sounds strange but trust me it's the answer Mark from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 11/05/2014 13:45:17 | ID: 95381

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Peter, Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, I have a 2003 Vito 108CDI Turbo which makes a knocking sound high up on the right hand side, only when turning left. Someone suggested a worn engine mount. Have replaced CV joint, gearbox flange bearing and wheel bearing, problem still persists. Any suggestions ?

Submitted: 20/04/2014 01:31:40 | ID: 94452

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Kevin perry, Kent

Mercedes-Benz Vito

When going over 50mph my van will cut out and stop, it will start again but I do a lot of motor way driving and this is very dangerous. I have taken it to a Mercedes dealer and had it put on a diagnosis machine but nothing has come up ! So I'm £110 down with no diagnosis. Does anybody have any ideas what it could be ?

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try the break light switch, it sits up near the brake pedal paul hughes from West Sussex

try the break light switch, it sits up near the brake pedal paul hughes from West Sussex

Submitted: 09/04/2014 21:52:51 | ID: 94054

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David Prothero, Staffordshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2007

I would like to know the normal running temperature of the Mercedes-Benz Vito? (115 cdi)

Submitted: 07/04/2014 10:21:16 | ID: 93889

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Gian Du plessis, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2005

Hi everyone, I need some advice. My Mercedes-Benz Vito is in limp mode. I`ve just had the top done and CAN cabling repaired as well as the crank sensor replaced, turbo is still good, I put in new injectors and filters but it`s still not going as it used to. As far as I remember the turbo used to kick in at 1900 rpm, now you only feel it lightly at around 3000 rpm. I had it on the workshop pc and there are no faults. Does anyone have a clue to where to spend more hard earned cash to rectify this problem? Thanks. (115 cdi)

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Hi Gian, did you find the problem with your Vito? I ask as I seem to have the exact same fault with my 2010 109 Vito. It starts and drives fine with no smoke or mis fires etc but it feels like there is no turbo boost at all, most certainly at low revs. The turbo is fine as are all of the pipe work. Also there are no faults present or stored in the ECU. It is strange that it was perfectly fine one day and then not the next. Vince from Durham

Hi Gian, did you find the problem with your Vito? I ask as I seem to have the exact same fault with my 2010 109 Vito. It starts and drives fine with no smoke or mis fires etc but it feels like there is no turbo boost at all, most certainly at low revs. The turbo is fine as are all of the pipe work. Also there are no faults present or stored in the ECU. It is strange that it was perfectly fine one day and then not the next. Vince from Durham

I've had the same with my 2006 115 auto. Took it to a specialist who said it was to do with the dpf. So he have me a bottle of off the shelf fuel additive, I think it was made by wynns called dpf clean or something like that. As advised I then took it for an hour on the motorway and it's been problem free ever since. Apparently once the dpf's get clogged to a certain extent from lots of town work etc, they can cause the vehicle to go into limp Mode. This dpf fuel additive and an hour on the motorway seems enough to clean it Alex from Lancashire

I've had the same with my 2006 115 auto. Took it to a specialist who said it was to do with the dpf. So he have me a bottle of off the shelf fuel additive, I think it was made by wynns called dpf clean or something like that. As advised I then took it for an hour on the motorway and it's been problem free ever since. Apparently once the dpf's get clogged to a certain extent from lots of town work etc, they can cause the vehicle to go into limp Mode. This dpf fuel additive and an hour on the motorway seems enough to clean it Alex from Lancashire

Submitted: 20/03/2014 12:33:50 | ID: 63019

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William Engle, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2002

After replacing the clutch kit on my Mercedes-Benz Vito I was unable to bleed the clutch. How do I bleed the clutch please? (211 cdi)

Submitted: 07/03/2014 08:31:02 | ID: 62592

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Tutu Teffo, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2003

Hi, I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 112 CDI 2003 model, we just changed the diesel pump in the car. Now the power is down and it does not go over 3000 rpm. Is this normal? Why was it faster with a faulty diesel pump? It runs okay, we are just worried about the power loss. It gets to 120 km/h max speed. (112 cdi 2003)

Submitted: 03/03/2014 14:33:22 | ID: 62439

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Rowland, Zimbabwe

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2003

Hi all. I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 108 CDI. When driving sometimes the rev count does not exceed 3, no matter how much you rev. The speed will not exceed 110km/hr. Can somebody help me to increase my speed?

Submitted: 03/03/2014 11:30:04 | ID: 59982

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Braam Venter, England

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2006

The abs and asr/bas/esp management light on my Mercedes-Benz Vito light up when starting and stay on while driving. Code 4430 came up on a diagnostic report. Can anybody tell me what the problem is?

Submitted: 28/02/2014 15:10:47 | ID: 62413

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Dip Haveli, England

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2009

My Mercedes-Benz Vito commercial van keeps going into ’limp’ mode. Can anyone let me know the issue? It`s lost a lot of power. Also can anyone let me know if I was to change the pressure boost switch by myself would it cause any problems?

Submitted: 24/02/2014 10:47:28 | ID: 62336

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Kristy, Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2011

I have a 2011 Mercedes Benz Vito and I cannot get the radio to turn off, even when we turn the car off. There is a cd like logo coming up on the screen but we can`t get it to turn off? The car runs fine with no other problems.. Can anybody suggest what it could be please? Thank you.

Submitted: 21/02/2014 15:15:59 | ID: 62287

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Andre Bouwer, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2005

Hi. I have a Mercedes-Benz Vito 115tdi 2005 model. When you drive it the engine management light comes on, then the Vito loses power and the vehicle will only limp. You need to let it stand for a day or so, then it will reset itself and drive as if nothing were wrong. I have had it on the diagnostic machine and it gives me a po110 code b17 air intake temp. sensor signal low voltage. Can you please advise me and indicate where this sensor is on the motor? Thank you.

Submitted: 07/02/2014 16:29:00 | ID: 61838

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Andrew Dosser, Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2007

My Mercedes-Benz Vito`s air con blows cold air from the driver`s side (R/H Australian delivered) air vents only. The passenger (left side) vents seem to blow ambient or outside air temperature. Is there anything I can do to resolve this problem? (115 CDI)

Submitted: 06/02/2014 12:21:32 | ID: 61766

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Joanne Lancaster, Lincolnshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito 2003

Hi there. I have a 2003 Mercedes-Benz Vito and it starts up straight away but when I put it into first and move away it has no power and cuts out. I have to rev it hard and get it into second quickly so it doesn`t cut out. I can put my foot to the floor but it still has no power. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 03/02/2014 12:01:21 | ID: 61576

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