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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Vauxhall Combo - 68.6% pass rate

The MoT File for the Vauxhall Combo paints a rather interesting picture, because it generally does rather well when it comes to common failure points like electrics and lighting.

However, when it comes to suspension the Combo struggles badly during the first MoT. Coil springs are eight times more likely to fail, while shock absorbers also struggle with a failure rate that's twice as high as expected for a van of this age. 

Click here to see the Vauxhall Combo's MoT File

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