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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1991
59.2% pass rate
from 529 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 1991 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.7% fail on Electrical equipment (52% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 7.0% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.38% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.19% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.38% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (83% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 3.2% fail on Springs (99% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.38% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.19% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.19% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on King pins (4 times worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.76% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.57% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.38% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Chassis
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.19% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.9% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.76% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (53% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Prop shaft (2 times worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
        • 0.19% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on System
    • 0.76% fail on Body
      • 0.57% fail on Other body component
      • 0.19% fail on Panel
    • 0.76% fail on Doors
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
        • 0.19% fail on Hinge
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.38% fail on Floor
    • 0.19% fail on Towbar
      • 0.19% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.19% fail on Cabs
      • 0.19% fail on Steps
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.19% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.57% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.57% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
    • 0.95% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.57% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.19% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.76% fail on View to rear
      • 0.76% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition (66% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.38% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.95% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.95% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.19% fail on Steering box
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.95% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering box
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Pump
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
    • 0.19% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.19% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.19% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment