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Volkswagen Camper MOT Results

60.7% pass rate
from 3,895 tests in 2020
(5.5% better than other pre-1990 vans)
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 Volkswagen Camper is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.9% fail on Horn (27% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Dipswitch (180% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.87% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (63% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning (63% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Switch (63% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester (140% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (80% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (46% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.41% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.13% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.23% fail on Cable
        • 0.026% fail on Rod
        • 0.026% fail on Lever
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.41% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.077% fail on Valves
      • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.026% fail on Servos
      • 0.026% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.18% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.077% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.051% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.026% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.026% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.051% fail on Servos
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
  • 13% fail on Visibility (14% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 9.5% fail on Washers (34% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.051% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.051% fail on Windscreen
  • 12% fail on Suspension (17% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (34% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (40% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (76% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage
      • 0.077% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.87% fail on Springs (45% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.67% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
      • 0.077% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.026% fail on Torsion bar
    • 0.62% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.077% fail on Axles
      • 0.077% fail on Axle
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.077% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Prop shafts (77% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.077% fail on Joints
    • 2.5% fail on Chassis
      • 2.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.026% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.026% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.026% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on Hose
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on System
    • 0.82% fail on Body
      • 0.41% fail on Panel
      • 0.41% fail on Other body component
      • 0.051% fail on Body condition
    • 0.77% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.33% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
      • 0.21% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.077% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
        • 0.026% fail on Hinge
    • 0.31% fail on Floor
    • 0.26% fail on Towbar
      • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.051% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (58% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Cabs
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.026% fail on Steps
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.051% fail on Bracket
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (63% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.077% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.026% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.026% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.39% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
        • 0.10% fail on Steering component
        • 0.051% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.077% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.077% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (42% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (46% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering box
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 0.56% fail on Steering play
      • 0.46% fail on Steering box (150% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.10% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.026% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.077% fail on Power steering
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (24% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (27% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.077% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.26% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.26% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 0.051% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.026% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.026% fail on Belt(s)/padding