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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1987
55.6% pass rate
from 250 tests in 2020
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 1987 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 4.0% fail on Battery(ies) (160% worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.40% fail on Horn
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.80% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.80% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Leaf springs (7 times worse than other 1987 vans)
        • 0.80% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (7 times worse than other 1987 vans)
        • 0.40% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.40% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.40% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on King pins (7 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Axle
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.6% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 7.6% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 4.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 4.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Body
      • 2.0% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Body condition
      • 0.40% fail on Panel
    • 2.8% fail on Seats
      • 2.8% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.80% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Tank
      • 0.40% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.80% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.80% fail on Transmission
      • 0.80% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.40% fail on Joints
        • 0.40% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.40% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.80% fail on Cabs
      • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.40% fail on Carrier
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
    • 0.40% fail on Floor
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 1987 vans)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.40% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.80% fail on Pedal
      • 0.40% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.2% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (4 times worse than other 1987 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.80% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.40% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.40% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.40% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 14% fail on Visibility
    • 8.0% fail on Washers
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.40% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.40% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.80% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.80% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 8.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.40% fail on Locking devices
    • 2.4% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering box (7 times worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.80% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
      • 0.40% fail on Pump
  • 6.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 6.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1987 vans)
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Size/type
    • 0.80% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.6% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.6% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.80% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment