Ford Transit Connect MOT Results

Registered in 2012
61.6% pass rate
from 6,967 tests in 2020
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 2012 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit Connect is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 8.4% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (32% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (65% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment (44% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Horn (60% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.072% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.072% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps (63% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps (65% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors (88% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance (80% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 7.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.057% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.63% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
        • 0.029% fail on Lever
        • 0.014% fail on Linkage
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.55% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system (47% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
      • 0.043% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (77% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (77% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.014% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (43% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (35% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (92% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (53% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes (96% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.086% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.043% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Leaf springs (93% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.014% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.014% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.014% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
    • 0.029% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear (69% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors (70% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.043% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Tank (10 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Hose (16 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (70% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (68% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.88% fail on Joints (69% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.014% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.014% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.014% fail on Joints
    • 0.47% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.086% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition
        • 0.029% fail on Hinge
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Body (72% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Other body component (74% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Panel
    • 0.057% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.029% fail on Carrier
    • 0.043% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.043% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.029% fail on Chassis
      • 0.029% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.014% fail on Undertray
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (45% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.072% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.029% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.70% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.029% fail on Undertray
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering component
        • 0.014% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear (98% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.086% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.072% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.086% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding