The MoT Files 2017: 10 worst vans for passing the first MoT

There are few things more disappointing than seeing your pride and joy score a big fat fail at its first MoT. Yet, for thousands of van owners, the first test at three years will present a series of costly problems.

We’ve crunched the Government numbers to uncover vans with the lowest MoT pass rates at the first test. This data is based on Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) figures and covers all three-year-old vans (registered in 2013) that had a minimum of 3000 MoT tests in 2016. 

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Citroen Relay - 67.2% pass rate

The Citroen Relay is another large van with an equally large MoT failure rate. On average, little more than 67 per cent of these vans will pass the MoT, with the main failure points being on lighting and electrical equipment. 

One in 10 Relays will fail the first MoT due to brakes, while body condition and rust also rank highly on the list of failure items. Suspension is also a cause for concern, with front suspension joints being twice as likely to fail as the national average for 2013 vans. 

Click here to see the Citroen Relay's MoT File

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