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Ford Transit MOT Results

58.4% pass rate
from 2,599 tests in 2020
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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Electrical equipment (34% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (49% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.038% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (51% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (51% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (35% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.038% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (31% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (31% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.92% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.23% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (75% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.077% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.077% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.038% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.038% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 20% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (70% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Springs (150% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.15% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Spring saddle
        • 0.038% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.038% fail on Mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (86% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.96% fail on Sub-frames (130% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.88% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on King pins (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Stub axle (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Axle
      • 0.077% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.50% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.3% fail on Chassis (73% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis condition (76% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (45% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (45% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.3% fail on Seats (100% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Driver's seat (140% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.8% fail on Body (72% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Panel
      • 0.73% fail on Other body component
      • 0.15% fail on Body condition
      • 0.12% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (43% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Prop shaft (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
        • 0.15% fail on Bearing housing (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.54% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.35% fail on System
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
      • 0.077% fail on Hose
    • 0.77% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition
        • 0.12% fail on Catch (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
        • 0.038% fail on Hinge
      • 0.038% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Catch
    • 0.54% fail on Floor
    • 0.50% fail on Towbar
      • 0.38% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.038% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.038% fail on Coupling
      • 0.038% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.42% fail on Cabs
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Steps
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.12% fail on Carrier
    • 0.077% fail on Load security
      • 0.077% fail on Loading door (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.038% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (53% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.077% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (33% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.19% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.50% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.42% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.12% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.077% fail on Cable
        • 0.038% fail on Rod
        • 0.038% fail on Lever
        • 0.038% fail on Pivot
        • 0.038% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.73% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.69% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (110% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (110% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.58% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.15% fail on Valves
      • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.077% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.50% fail on Lever
      • 0.038% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.46% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.38% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.15% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.15% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.077% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Washers
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.81% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on View to rear
      • 0.65% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.38% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (21% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.27% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
        • 0.038% fail on Steering linkage
    • 2.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.077% fail on Steering box
    • 0.92% fail on Steering play (170% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Steering box (200% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Pump (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.19% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.19% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering column
    • 0.038% fail on Steering shaft
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.27% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (74% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.077% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.81% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.077% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.077% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (43% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts (43% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas (44% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (98% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (35% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type (170% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
  • 0.81% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.35% fail on Speedometer