Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1996
51.7% pass rate
from 2,212 tests in 2017
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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp (60% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.045% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.045% fail on Switch
      • 0.045% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Battery (110% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.50% fail on All position lamps (150% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.59% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale (78% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.090% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning (87% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.95% fail on Lamp (110% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Switch
      • 0.18% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.2% fail on Horn (63% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.045% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 26% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 18% fail on Prescribed areas (55% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting (49% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 7.6% fail on Spring mounting (130% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Subframe mounting (43% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (68% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings (89% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Front (170% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (78% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (76% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.2% fail on Leaf springs (130% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.27% fail on Shackle
        • 0.23% fail on Anchor (3 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.045% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.045% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 0.54% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.41% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts (94% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.090% fail on Couplings
        • 0.045% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.045% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.7% fail on Components
        • 4.2% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Valves
        • 0.95% fail on Hoses (52% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.14% fail on Servos
        • 0.045% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.59% fail on Leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake control components (150% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Pedal (150% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Anti-slip (190% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (46% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake pads (77% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.090% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.090% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (190% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.41% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.36% fail on Cable
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage
      • 0.045% fail on Rod
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.045% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.045% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.045% fail on Components
        • 0.045% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (61% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 7.5% fail on Body condition (74% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure (65% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis (65% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (81% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (120% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
    • 0.90% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.36% fail on Body security
    • 0.14% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.090% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.045% fail on Load security
      • 0.045% fail on Hinged tailboard
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 5.2% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen (69% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.54% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.045% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (79% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 9.9% fail on Seat belts (81% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 9.3% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
  • 9.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.77% fail on System
      • 0.50% fail on Cap
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on Hose
    • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.090% fail on Other components
        • 0.045% fail on Steering component
        • 0.045% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.045% fail on Free play
        • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 0.59% fail on Operation
      • 0.41% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
      • 0.090% fail on Drive system
    • 0.27% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.27% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.18% fail on Steering control
      • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.045% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.045% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.045% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.90% fail on Towbars
    • 0.72% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
    • 0.045% fail on Adjustable towbar
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Condition