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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.4% pass rate
from 2,860 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 1997 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (84% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.035% fail on Matched pair
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Rear lamps (75% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (25% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Switch
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.6% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp (31% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale (76% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.035% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.7% fail on Horn (51% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Lamp (160% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.77% fail on Electrical wiring (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 28% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 21% fail on Prescribed areas (72% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 15% fail on Component mounting (66% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 9.2% fail on Spring mounting (150% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Subframe mounting (40% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Front (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (52% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Leaf springs (78% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.24% fail on Shackle
        • 0.10% fail on Anchor
      • 0.14% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.10% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.070% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.035% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.070% fail on Front drive shafts (97% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Couplings
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on General condition
    • 0.035% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.035% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (17% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Parking brake performance (31% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Rear wheels (21% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Front wheels (28% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.070% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.2% fail on Components (16% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Valves
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses (70% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.070% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.035% fail on Servos
      • 0.77% fail on Leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (31% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.66% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.070% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.77% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.42% fail on Cable
      • 0.21% fail on Rod (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Lever
      • 0.035% fail on Pivot
    • 0.49% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.035% fail on Pipes
        • 0.035% fail on Servos
        • 0.035% fail on Pump/compressors
    • 0.10% fail on ABS
    • 0.035% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (65% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Body condition (76% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (69% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.070% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5)
    • 0.31% fail on Body security
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.035% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.035% fail on Hinged tailboard
      • 0.035% fail on Dropside
    • 0.070% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.070% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mountings
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.84% fail on Bonnet (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (77% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (79% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (96% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.070% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on System
      • 0.70% fail on Cap (89% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions
    • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (31% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Size/type
    • 0.070% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system (24% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.98% fail on Steering rack (44% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
        • 0.14% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.035% fail on Steering component
      • 0.14% fail on Free play
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.070% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.035% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (60% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Drive system
      • 0.10% fail on Rams
    • 0.45% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.17% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Steering control
      • 0.070% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.070% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.035% fail on Steering shaft
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (46% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (50% worse than other 1997 vans)
  • 0.77% fail on Towbars
    • 0.66% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Condition