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Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

57.5% pass rate
from 2,692 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 Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Electrical equipment (29% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (93% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (37% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (39% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (66% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Main beam tell-tale (93% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.71% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (64% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (76% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.074% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.37% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.074% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (47% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.93% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.19% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.48% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.45% fail on Cable
        • 0.037% fail on Lever
      • 0.33% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.33% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.78% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.41% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.074% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.037% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.037% fail on Valves
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Servos
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.074% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.037% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.037% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
    • 0.037% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Washers
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.11% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.037% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (52% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (53% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.037% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.0% fail on Body
      • 0.63% fail on Panel
      • 0.33% fail on Other body component
      • 0.074% fail on Body condition
      • 0.037% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.93% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Tank
    • 0.78% fail on Seats
      • 0.41% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.41% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.59% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.45% fail on Floor
    • 0.37% fail on Towbar
      • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.037% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.30% fail on Cabs
      • 0.22% fail on Steps
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.074% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
        • 0.037% fail on Hinge
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Spark ignition (47% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 5.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions (58% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.78% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (73% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.037% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (32% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Steering box
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components (32% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.22% fail on Steering column
    • 0.19% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.074% fail on Power steering
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.074% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.074% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.074% fail on Steering play
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.037% fail on Steering shaft
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.074% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (33% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment
      • 0.074% fail on Requirements
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.074% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.37% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.37% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
  • 0.037% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.037% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.037% fail on Steps