Ford Transit Connect MOT Results

Registered in 2003
45.3% pass rate
from 8,749 tests in 2020
(9.1% 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.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (58% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (89% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp (76% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp levelling device (200% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (62% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (21% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (21% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (46% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators (68% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.080% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Horn (49% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (50% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.091% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.091% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.080% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.069% fail on Rear reflectors (82% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 27% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (80% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (46% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms (26% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (57% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Suspension arm (74% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (47% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (49% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.35% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.31% fail on Shackle bracket (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.091% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.034% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.023% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (91% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.091% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.091% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames (63% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (71% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.091% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (70% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.011% fail on Axles
      • 0.011% fail on Axle
  • 21% fail on Brakes (6.1% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (9.5% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (54% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested (84% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (46% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs and drums (45% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.74% fail on Brake discs (42% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (77% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Cable (80% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake slack adjuster
        • 0.011% fail on Lever
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Pivot
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (52% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Pedal (58% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.73% fail on Load sensing valves (70% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Valves
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
      • 0.011% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control (42% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Lever (42% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.34% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.057% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.034% fail on Servos
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (89% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Other braking system component (84% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Transmission (48% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.6% fail on Drive shafts (73% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 7.5% fail on Joints (73% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.011% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts (78% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
      • 0.011% fail on Belts
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (50% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (52% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis (31% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition (32% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.2% fail on Bumpers (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Engine mounting condition (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on Pipe (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.091% fail on System
      • 0.069% fail on Hose
      • 0.034% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (89% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.66% fail on Seats (78% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Passenger's seat (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.65% fail on Body (31% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Other body component
      • 0.22% fail on Panel
      • 0.034% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.023% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Doors (64% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door (64% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (69% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Catch
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door (55% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition (61% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Hinge
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's door (77% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Towbar
      • 0.091% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.057% fail on Vehicle structure (69% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.080% fail on Floor
    • 0.057% fail on Spare wheel (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Carrier (75% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.057% fail on Undertray
    • 0.046% fail on Cabs (84% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Loading door
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.80% fail on Condition of glass (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Windscreen (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Window
    • 0.70% fail on View to rear
      • 0.69% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet (66% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
  • 10.0% fail on Tyres (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth (47% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (55% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Seat belts (90% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
    • 0.66% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.046% fail on Airbags
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.091% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.034% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.54% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.023% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks (26% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.069% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.034% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.034% fail on Undertray
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (50% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering component
        • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end (77% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.95% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.95% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.66% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.057% fail on Rams
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play (65% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.023% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.023% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.023% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Hubs
  • 0.069% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.069% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.023% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.023% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.011% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.011% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors