Ford Transit Connect MOT Results

Registered in 2003
43.2% pass rate
from 10,886 tests in 2017
(9.0% worse than other 2003 vans)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2003 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit Connect is unusually good or bad.

  • 41% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 25% fail on Registration plate lamp (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 12% fail on Stop lamp (57% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.2% fail on Front lamps (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps (38% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps (43% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.028% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (16% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (16% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual lamps (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.64% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0092% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Battery (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp (34% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.083% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0092% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning (69% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket (52% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors (70% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 30% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 9.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Linkage condition (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Attachment (66% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.0092% fail on Presence
    • 12% fail on Prescribed areas (63% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Component mounting (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Spring mounting (57% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Subframe mounting (66% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.7% fail on Drive shafts (70% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 8.5% fail on Front drive shafts (71% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 8.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (70% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (45% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Front
      • 0.19% fail on Rear (62% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints (24% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Shackle bracket (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Shackle (90% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Anchor
      • 0.037% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.018% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.0092% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods (96% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (69% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.046% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Location
    • 0.037% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0092% fail on General condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0092% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.8% fail on Rear wheels (15% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Front wheels (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested (64% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake operation
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 9.8% fail on Components
        • 8.8% fail on Pipes (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.62% fail on Hoses (51% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.58% fail on Valves (80% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.018% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0092% fail on Servos
      • 0.73% fail on Leaks (64% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Operation (75% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (21% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.028% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.018% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.4% fail on Service brake control components (96% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal (95% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Anti-slip (95% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0092% fail on Cable
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake (34% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Fitment
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on ABS (66% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.083% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.046% fail on Components
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0092% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0092% fail on Servos
        • 0.0092% fail on Valves
      • 0.028% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0092% fail on Leaks
    • 0.073% fail on Mechanical components (85% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Cable (89% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Lever
      • 0.0092% fail on Linkage
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0092% fail on Locking devices
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers (14% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (16% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.83% fail on Mirrors (30% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
  • 12% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (16% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on System
      • 0.33% fail on Pipe (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Cap (60% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Tank (63% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Hose
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (14% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Body condition (36% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure (30% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis (30% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers (57% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Engine mountings (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Doors (74% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other (61% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Passengers front (79% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers (85% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Body security
    • 0.064% fail on Load security
      • 0.037% fail on Loading door
      • 0.028% fail on Access panel
    • 0.055% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.046% fail on Speedometer
  • 6.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (24% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts (66% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements (90% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (75% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (51% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system (55% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.083% fail on Free play (73% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.083% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering arm (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end (85% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components (85% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Steering pivot point (84% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses (65% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Rams
      • 0.0092% fail on Pump
    • 0.083% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.046% fail on Steering control (78% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.028% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.93% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.76% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.028% fail on Towbars (91% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.028% fail on Towbar