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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Renault Master - 71.4% pass rate

On average, seven out of 10 Masters will pass the first MoT test, although poor scores for brakes and certain lighting components drag the van's overall MoT rating down somewhat. 

For example, brake pads are 50 per cent more likely to fail, while indicators have a failure rate that’s double the national average for other 2013 vans. Worn drive shafts and leaf springs also cause thousands of Masters to fail the MoT every year.  

Click here to see the Renault Master's MoT File

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