Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1997
55.4% pass rate
from 2,335 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 1997 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (46% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Springs (73% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (64% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (76% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (88% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Leaf springs (77% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.39% fail on Leaf spring (160% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.13% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.13% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.043% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.043% fail on Spring saddle
        • 0.043% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Suspension arm (200% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (55% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.94% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.94% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.90% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (190% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.086% fail on Axles
      • 0.086% fail on Axle
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp (44% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.0% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Horn (71% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.51% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Hazard warning (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Switch (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.086% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.086% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Chassis (80% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Chassis condition (82% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 6.3% fail on Transmission (63% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 4.8% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.64% fail on Bearing housing (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.56% fail on Flexible couplings (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
      • 0.086% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Joints
        • 0.043% fail on Bearing housing
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.043% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.4% fail on Body (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Other body component (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Panel (85% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Body condition
      • 0.086% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.043% fail on Pillar
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (82% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Driver's seat (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.086% fail on Hose
    • 0.77% fail on Towbar
      • 0.73% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.043% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
        • 0.043% fail on Hinge
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.043% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
    • 0.51% fail on Cabs
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Steps
    • 0.39% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Load security
      • 0.21% fail on Dropside (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Dropside condition (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Other dropside component
    • 0.13% fail on Floor
    • 0.086% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.043% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.043% fail on Carrier
    • 0.043% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.043% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (72% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.043% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (28% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal (180% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.043% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.30% fail on Brake linings and pads (79% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake pads (85% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.086% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable (74% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Rod
        • 0.043% fail on Lever
        • 0.043% fail on Linkage
        • 0.043% fail on Pivot
    • 0.69% fail on Load sensing valves (47% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.13% fail on Valves
      • 0.086% fail on Servos
      • 0.043% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.043% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.64% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.043% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.086% fail on Other components
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (140% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (180% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.043% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (28% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.60% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.43% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.043% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.043% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 7.6% fail on Seat belts (61% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas (86% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (33% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (54% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.39% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (66% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.47% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.043% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.69% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Pump
      • 0.086% fail on Rams
    • 0.86% fail on Steering gear (43% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Steering rack (43% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.043% fail on Steering column
    • 0.043% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.043% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (70% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (74% worse than other 1997 vans)
  • 0.21% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Speedometer (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.086% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.043% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.043% fail on Belt(s)/padding