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 Berlingo - 70.0% pass rate

On average, the Berlingo performs roughly eight per cent worse than other 2013 vans. Many of the MoT failure points are relatively simple to rectify, however, with blown bulbs and failed windscreen washer jets being among the most-common failure points.

Overall, 22 per cent of Berlingos fail the first MoT on lighting and electrical equipment, while just five per cent will be failed due to defective tyres. 

Click here to see the Citroen Berlingo’s MoT File

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