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Ford Transit MOT Results

57.3% pass rate
from 2,913 tests in 2017
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Battery (140% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.069% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.69% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
        • 0.034% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (30% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (69% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (69% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.069% fail on Switch
      • 0.034% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.6% fail on Horn (57% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.79% fail on Hazard warning (49% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
      • 0.27% fail on Lamp (74% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 16% fail on Prescribed areas (88% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 9.2% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 8.7% fail on Component mounting (33% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting (110% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.3% fail on Front (42% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear (69% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (98% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (98% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Fitment
    • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.58% fail on Shackle (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Anchor (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Anchor bracket (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Securing bolts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.034% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.034% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.93% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on King pins (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Stub axle (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.62% fail on Front suspension joints (64% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (60% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (60% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Location
    • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (90% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.034% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.034% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.069% fail on General condition
    • 0.069% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 14% fail on Brakes (23% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.069% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (37% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Components (41% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes (44% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Hoses (66% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.72% fail on Valves
        • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.14% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.72% fail on Leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.69% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.069% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal
        • 0.34% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.069% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.069% fail on Cable
      • 0.034% fail on Lever
    • 0.034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.034% fail on Components
        • 0.034% fail on Servos
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Washers (26% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.82% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.79% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.69% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.034% fail on Glazing
      • 0.034% fail on Windows
  • 10.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (39% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Body condition (55% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Vehicle structure (50% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Chassis (50% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Seats (110% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers
    • 0.38% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.27% fail on Body security (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors (58% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Load security
      • 0.069% fail on Access panel
      • 0.034% fail on Loading door
      • 0.034% fail on Dropside
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mountings
  • 10.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.4% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.82% fail on System (73% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Cap
      • 0.27% fail on Tank (170% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Steering
    • 5.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.69% fail on Free play
        • 0.55% fail on Steering box (98% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.48% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.24% fail on Steering box
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Other components
        • 0.034% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.034% fail on Steering component
      • 0.034% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.034% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.55% fail on Steering operation (120% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.10% fail on Steering column
      • 0.034% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.034% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Seat belts (55% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas (69% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (45% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (46% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (66% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
    • 0.069% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.034% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Towbars
    • 0.27% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.034% fail on Towbar