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Ford Transit Connect MOT Results

Registered in 2008
49.8% pass rate
from 12,197 tests in 2020
(8.9% worse than other 2008 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 2008 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit Connect is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Stop lamp (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (15% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (19% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0082% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0082% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0082% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (44% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (44% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (39% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.93% fail on Electrical equipment (41% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Battery(ies) (87% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring (59% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning (54% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Switch (54% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.041% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.033% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.016% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors (96% better than other 2008 vans)
  • 19% fail on Suspension (6.3% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (51% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (97% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (77% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (72% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0082% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.55% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0082% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.50% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (89% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Leaf springs (96% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.066% fail on Leaf spring (95% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0082% fail on Mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut (91% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (89% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0082% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0082% fail on Axles
      • 0.0082% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Flexible couplings (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts (60% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on System (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (190% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0082% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0082% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0082% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.84% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.61% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Bracket
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat (76% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Body (50% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component (59% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Panel
      • 0.016% fail on Body condition
      • 0.016% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Other passenger's door (68% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition (72% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0082% fail on Catch
        • 0.0082% fail on Hinge
      • 0.057% fail on Front passenger's door (75% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door (81% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0082% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0082% fail on Catch
        • 0.0082% fail on Hinge
    • 0.041% fail on Spare wheel (65% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Carrier (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.041% fail on Cabs
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.025% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0082% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0082% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0082% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.025% fail on Floor
    • 0.0082% fail on Load security
      • 0.0082% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0082% fail on Undertray
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0082% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0082% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (27% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.057% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0082% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0082% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0082% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0082% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0082% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (76% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (47% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0082% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.88% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (76% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Cable (65% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic stability control (88% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever (74% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.53% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.066% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.016% fail on Valves
      • 0.0082% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.098% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (81% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.074% fail on Load sensing valves (70% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0082% fail on Operation
      • 0.0082% fail on Servos
    • 0.016% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (79% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (19% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.61% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0082% fail on Window
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear (49% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Mirrors (51% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (44% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Compression ignition (10% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (34% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.74% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (31% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.68% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (41% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.066% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0082% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0082% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.090% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.033% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (73% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.83% fail on Engine oil leaks (44% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0082% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0082% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0082% fail on Undertray
  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
    • 0.25% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components (60% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0082% fail on Steering component
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0082% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear (39% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (36% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
      • 0.057% fail on Rams
      • 0.033% fail on Pump
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.025% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.025% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0082% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0082% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (33% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (33% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0082% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.0082% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0082% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0082% fail on Doors
      • 0.0082% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0082% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0082% fail on Anchorages