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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

56.8% pass rate
from 10,574 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 Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (4.6% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (14% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps (11% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (47% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.97% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (47% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0095% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.5% fail on Horn (22% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (14% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.61% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (30% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps (28% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.71% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.22% fail on Switch
        • 0.028% fail on Side repeaters (96% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp
      • 0.41% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.2% fail on Battery (50% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (9.7% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels (18% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels (18% 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
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.076% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0095% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 7.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (15% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Components (18% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes (22% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses (38% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.057% fail on Servos
        • 0.047% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.047% fail on Valves (89% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Hub components
      • 0.41% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.066% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.028% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0095% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.56% fail on Pedal
        • 0.32% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.0095% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0095% fail on Linkage
    • 0.39% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.32% fail on Cable
      • 0.038% fail on Rod
      • 0.019% fail on Lever
      • 0.0095% fail on Pivot
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.057% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Components
        • 0.028% fail on Servos
        • 0.0095% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0095% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0095% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0095% fail on ABS
    • 0.0095% fail on Locking devices
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.3% fail on Component mounting (12% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting (87% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (28% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (66% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Front
      • 1.4% fail on Rear
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
      • 0.0095% fail on Presence
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (75% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (75% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Location (90% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (42% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.75% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.047% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.27% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Constant velocity joints (77% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.0095% fail on Couplings
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.0095% fail on Fitment
    • 0.30% fail on Tie bars/rods (67% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Radius arms (110% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.066% fail on Condition
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.085% fail on King pins
      • 0.047% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.019% fail on Clearance
      • 0.0095% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.095% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
      • 0.0095% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on General condition
    • 0.038% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0095% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.028% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0095% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0095% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.7% fail on Washers
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.62% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.48% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0095% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (22% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on System
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.30% fail on Cap (45% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Hose
      • 0.057% fail on Tank
    • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 5.9% fail on Steering system
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (33% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.28% fail on Free play
        • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
        • 0.12% fail on Steering box (56% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
        • 0.11% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.047% fail on Steering component
      • 0.10% fail on Steering box
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.057% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.0095% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.44% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering column
      • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.057% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.047% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.0095% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.038% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.019% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.076% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.057% fail on Operation
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
      • 0.019% fail on Drive system
      • 0.019% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (10% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure (22% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis (22% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Seats
      • 0.55% fail on Drivers (30% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers
    • 0.76% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.49% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.076% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.057% fail on Body security
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0095% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0095% fail on Tailgate
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements
      • 0.057% fail on Installation check
        • 0.047% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0095% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.085% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.057% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Towbars
    • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.076% fail on Towbar
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0095% fail on Condition