Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1994
57.9% pass rate
from 883 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 1994 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (67% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.79% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.34% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.23% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.23% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.11% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.11% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.23% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
    • 0.79% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.57% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 4.4% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.45% fail on Horn (87% better than other 1994 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Outline marker lamp (3 times worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Chassis (86% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Chassis condition (86% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 4.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.11% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission
      • 3.9% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.45% fail on Flexible couplings (4 times worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.45% fail on Bearing housing (5 times worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
        • 0.11% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on System
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Hose
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.45% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.2% fail on Body
      • 0.57% fail on Other body component
      • 0.34% fail on Body condition
      • 0.34% fail on Panel
    • 0.68% fail on Cabs
      • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Steps
      • 0.11% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.57% fail on Towbar
      • 0.57% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Floor
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Bracket
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Access panel
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.45% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 1994 vans)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.23% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.79% fail on Pedal
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.45% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Valves
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.79% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.57% fail on View to rear
      • 0.57% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 6.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (51% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (63% worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (100% worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.68% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition (78% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.34% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.23% fail on Steering column
    • 0.23% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.23% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.11% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.11% fail on Anchorages