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Volkswagen LT35 MOT Results

44.7% pass rate
from 103 tests in 2020
(36% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
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 LT35 is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (72% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 14% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 14% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.97% fail on Switch
    • 13% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 13% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 8.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 11% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 8.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 4.9% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Horn
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.9% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.97% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.97% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 30% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 28% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 21% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 19% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 6.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 14% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 8.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 8.7% fail on Rbt
          • 8.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.97% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.97% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.97% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 4.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Load sensing valves (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.9% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.97% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.9% fail on Lever
    • 1.9% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.97% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.97% fail on Other braking system component
  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.8% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Tank (16 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.97% fail on Pipe
      • 0.97% fail on System
    • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.9% fail on Chassis
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.9% fail on Bumpers
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.97% fail on Joints
        • 0.97% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.97% fail on Towbar
      • 0.97% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.97% fail on Seats
      • 0.97% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.97% fail on Cabs
      • 0.97% fail on Steps
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.97% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.97% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.97% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Visibility
    • 8.7% fail on Washers
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on View to rear
      • 1.9% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.97% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.97% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (12 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.97% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.97% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.97% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 8.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 8.7% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Requirements (16 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
  • 2.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.97% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.97% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.97% fail on Steering play
      • 0.97% fail on Steering box
  • 1.9% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.9% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.97% fail on Tyres
    • 0.97% fail on Tread depth