Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1988
56.0% pass rate
from 468 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 1988 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.21% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.21% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.21% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.43% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.43% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.85% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on King pins (5 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.21% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.85% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.64% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Electrical equipment (83% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 6.8% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
      • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 5.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 1988 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.21% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.21% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.3% fail on Chassis
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis condition (82% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
      • 0.43% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
    • 2.4% fail on Body
      • 1.1% fail on Panel
      • 0.85% fail on Other body component
      • 0.21% fail on Body condition
      • 0.21% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (65% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.43% fail on Joints
        • 0.21% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.21% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.1% fail on Towbar
      • 0.85% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.21% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.64% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
        • 0.43% fail on Catch (5 times worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Floor
    • 0.21% fail on Cabs
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 6.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.85% fail on Pedal
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.3% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.43% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.43% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Pivot
    • 0.64% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.64% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.64% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.43% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.21% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.43% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.64% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.8% fail on Steering (49% worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.21% fail on Steering box
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1988 vans)
    • 0.85% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.43% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.43% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.21% fail on Steering column
    • 0.21% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering box
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.64% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.85% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.21% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.21% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 1988 vans)
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.21% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.43% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.43% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment