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Ford Transit Connect MOT Results

Registered in 2009
51.5% pass rate
from 7,436 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 2009 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 2009 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit Connect is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (51% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.79% fail on Electrical equipment (39% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies) (90% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.054% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.75% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.35% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.054% fail on Rear reflectors (87% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.040% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.040% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance (20% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (15% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (17% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.054% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (34% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (89% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (28% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (28% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums (45% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs (45% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (52% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Cable (57% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Lever
        • 0.013% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.87% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.71% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.067% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Valves
    • 0.027% fail on Load sensing valves (83% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 7.7% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Joints
      • 0.013% fail on Belts
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Chassis condition (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Engine mounting condition (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Bracket (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Seats (75% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Body (56% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component (64% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Panel
      • 0.027% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Catch
        • 0.013% fail on Hinge
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door (81% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Catch
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door (86% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Hinge
    • 0.040% fail on Towbar
      • 0.040% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.027% fail on Floor
    • 0.027% fail on Cabs
      • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (66% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint (76% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (76% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (48% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.42% fail on Springs (90% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Leaf springs (97% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Leaf spring (97% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.013% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component (38% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.094% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.094% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.054% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.067% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut (91% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (37% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.65% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear (53% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors (52% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.054% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.3% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested (84% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.067% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.054% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.094% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Engine oil leaks (66% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Other leaks (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.040% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
        • 0.013% fail on Steering component
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Rams
      • 0.027% fail on Pump
    • 0.39% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.39% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.027% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.013% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.013% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.013% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (56% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (56% worse than other 2009 vans)
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels (92% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.027% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.013% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors