Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1989
54.9% pass rate
from 697 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 1989 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Direction indicators (57% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Flashing type (57% worse than other 1989 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Switch
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 4.7% fail on Battery(ies) (150% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
      • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (77% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (80% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.72% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.57% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.14% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.14% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.14% fail on Shackle bracket
        • 0.14% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.43% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.72% fail on Axles
      • 0.43% fail on King pins
      • 0.14% fail on Axle
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.72% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Chassis (70% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Chassis condition (70% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (63% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (63% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.6% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.86% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 2.3% fail on Body
      • 1.6% fail on Panel
      • 0.57% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 1989 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 0.57% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
    • 0.86% fail on Towbar
      • 0.72% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.14% fail on Coupling
    • 0.72% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.57% fail on Floor
    • 0.43% fail on Cabs
      • 0.29% fail on Steps
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.29% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.14% fail on Bracket
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.14% fail on Carrier
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% worse than other 1989 vans)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% worse than other 1989 vans)
          • 5.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% worse than other 1989 vans)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.43% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.57% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.57% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.86% fail on Lever
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.14% fail on Valves
    • 0.57% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.43% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Visibility
    • 7.0% fail on Washers
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on View to rear
      • 0.86% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.43% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.14% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 0.86% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
    • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.29% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.29% fail on Steering column
    • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.14% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1989 vans)
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment