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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1990
57.0% pass rate
from 635 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 1990 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 5.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 4.4% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
      • 0.63% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.79% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.47% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.31% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (61% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Leaf springs (150% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.47% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.47% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (5 times worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.16% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.16% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.16% fail on Mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.63% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.94% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on King pins (3 times worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Stub axle (5 times worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Chassis
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.16% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.16% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.47% fail on Tank
      • 0.31% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission
      • 1.6% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
        • 0.16% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.4% fail on Body
      • 0.79% fail on Panel
      • 0.63% fail on Other body component
      • 0.16% fail on Body condition
      • 0.16% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.94% fail on Doors
      • 0.63% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
        • 0.16% fail on Catch
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Catch
    • 0.63% fail on Cabs
      • 0.47% fail on Steps
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.31% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Loading door (5 times worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Floor
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar
      • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.16% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.31% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.16% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.31% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Rod
        • 0.16% fail on Lever
    • 0.94% fail on Rigid brake pipes (72% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.63% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Valves
      • 0.16% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.63% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.47% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.31% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.16% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.31% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.31% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.79% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on View to rear
      • 0.63% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.47% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.63% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.31% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
        • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage
    • 3.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Steering box
    • 1.4% fail on Steering play (170% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.63% fail on Steering box
    • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Pump
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
    • 0.31% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.31% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.63% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.79% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.79% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type (5 times worse than other 1990 vans)
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (180% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.94% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.31% fail on Speedometer