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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1988
54.2% pass rate
from 456 tests in 2017
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 1988 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Battery (150% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.44% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.88% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.66% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.66% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.44% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.22% fail on Lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 23% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (93% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (64% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 9.9% fail on Spring mounting (200% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Subframe mounting (180% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.2% fail on Front
      • 0.22% fail on Rear
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Fitment
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.66% fail on Anchor (4 times worse than other 1988 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Shackle
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Spring eye
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on King pins (4 times worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.22% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.22% fail on Universal joint
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers
    • 5.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Bonnet (200% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 0.88% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.88% fail on Mirrors
  • 13% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 1988 vans)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.66% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Components (56% better than other 1988 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (64% better than other 1988 vans)
        • 0.66% fail on Hoses (74% better than other 1988 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.44% fail on Valves
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.66% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.22% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System
      • 0.44% fail on Hose
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
    • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 5.7% fail on Body condition
    • 3.9% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.9% fail on Chassis
    • 3.9% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers
    • 0.88% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.44% fail on Body security
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.22% fail on Load security
      • 0.22% fail on Dropside
  • 9.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (99% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 9.0% fail on Seat belts (99% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment
  • 8.6% fail on Steering
    • 6.6% fail on Steering system
      • 3.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Free play
        • 0.44% fail on Steering box
    • 0.88% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 1988 vans)
        • 0.22% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.22% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.22% fail on Steering column
      • 0.22% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.44% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.22% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.88% fail on Attachment
  • 0.88% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Towbars
    • 0.22% fail on Towbar
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure