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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1989
53.9% pass rate
from 759 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 1989 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 20% fail on Prescribed areas (69% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 12% fail on Spring mounting (170% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 10% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting (120% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.9% fail on Front (79% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.26% fail on Shackle
        • 0.13% fail on Anchor
      • 0.26% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.13% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.13% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on King pins (3 times worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.26% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on General condition
  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp (51% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (91% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Battery (77% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.79% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.79% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.40% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.40% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 13% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Components (54% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes (58% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.79% fail on Valves
        • 0.53% fail on Hoses (80% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.66% fail on Operation
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.40% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.26% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.26% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.26% fail on Cable
      • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.92% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.66% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (46% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Body condition
    • 4.1% fail on Vehicle structure (86% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Chassis (86% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Drivers
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers
    • 0.26% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.13% fail on Body security
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.13% fail on Load security
      • 0.13% fail on Access panel
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.9% fail on Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.66% fail on System
      • 0.53% fail on Tank
      • 0.53% fail on Pipe
      • 0.53% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
    • 0.79% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.8% fail on Steering
    • 7.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.66% fail on Steering box (2 times worse than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Steering box
      • 0.26% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
        • 0.13% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.13% fail on Steering component
      • 0.13% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.53% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Steering control
      • 0.26% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.26% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (88% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Towbars
    • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment