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Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

56.5% pass rate
from 2,461 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 Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.81% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.81% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
      • 0.041% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (24% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.24% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.081% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Horn
    • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.73% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps (38% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.33% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.081% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning (43% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Lamp
      • 0.73% fail on Switch
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.49% fail on Battery (80% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels (28% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (190% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on Hub components
      • 0.57% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.081% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.081% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.081% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal
        • 0.24% fail on Condition
        • 0.081% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.20% fail on Cable
    • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.081% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.69% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting (88% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (34% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (95% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
      • 0.98% fail on Rear
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Presence
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 0.93% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.57% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Front drive shafts (90% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Constant velocity joints (93% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Couplings
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (60% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.9% fail on Washers
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Emissions (38% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe
      • 0.41% fail on Cap
      • 0.28% fail on Hose
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.2% fail on Steering
    • 5.7% fail on Steering system
      • 4.2% fail on Steering rack (68% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.041% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.041% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.041% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
        • 0.041% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.33% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering column
      • 0.041% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other pre-1990 vans)
  • 5.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (20% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis
    • 0.57% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers (69% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.081% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.081% fail on Load security
      • 0.081% fail on Tailgate (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mountings
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.081% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Requirements
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.041% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.28% fail on Towbars
    • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.041% fail on Towbar
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition