Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1996
55.6% pass rate
from 1,951 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 1996 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (45% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (75% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs (160% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.41% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.051% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.051% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
      • 0.67% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.67% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.051% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.87% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.87% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Transmission (92% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 4.2% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Bearing housing (5 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.92% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on Joints
    • 6.0% fail on Chassis (71% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 6.0% fail on Chassis condition (74% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.0% fail on Body (81% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Panel (100% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Other body component
      • 0.051% fail on Body condition
    • 0.97% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.051% fail on Hose
    • 0.62% fail on Towbar
      • 0.56% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.051% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.46% fail on Cabs
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Steps
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
      • 0.051% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Floor
    • 0.051% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.051% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.8% fail on Battery(ies) (98% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn (63% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.051% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.82% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.36% fail on All position lamps (180% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.051% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.82% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.82% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.41% fail on Outline marker lamp
      • 0.10% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.26% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.21% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake linings and pads (82% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Brake pads (88% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.051% fail on Rod
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (84% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.72% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.31% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
      • 0.051% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.051% fail on Valves
    • 0.56% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.51% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.41% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Seat belts (56% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas (77% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (43% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (61% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (97% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.62% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.051% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.72% fail on Spark ignition (54% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.97% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (30% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
        • 0.051% fail on Steering component
        • 0.051% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.051% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.92% fail on Steering gear (53% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Steering rack (51% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Pump
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Steering column
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.87% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.10% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.051% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.051% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.051% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.051% fail on Attachment