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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.1% pass rate
from 3,255 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 1998 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (35% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (33% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.061% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.031% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (33% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps (38% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Battery (100% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Fog lamp (23% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps (35% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.58% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Horn (53% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Hazard warning (99% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Lamp (100% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.28% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.092% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 1998 vans)
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (65% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting (72% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 9.0% fail on Spring mounting (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings (51% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Front (100% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear (72% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (46% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs (49% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.28% fail on Shackle
        • 0.061% fail on Anchor
      • 0.25% fail on Securing bolts (160% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.12% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.031% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.031% fail on Spring eye
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints (44% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.061% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.031% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.031% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 18% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Components (28% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Valves
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses (51% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.061% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.52% fail on Leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Service brake control components (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Pedal (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (33% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.46% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.031% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.68% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.31% fail on Cable
      • 0.18% fail on Rod (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Pivot
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.092% fail on Components
        • 0.031% fail on Servos
        • 0.031% fail on Valves
        • 0.031% fail on Pump/compressors
      • 0.031% fail on Leaks
    • 0.092% fail on ABS
    • 0.061% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 8.5% fail on Body condition (95% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Vehicle structure (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (100% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (180% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Passengers
    • 0.68% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.031% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.34% fail on Body security
    • 0.18% fail on Load security
      • 0.092% fail on Loading door
      • 0.061% fail on Access panel
      • 0.031% fail on Dropside
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.061% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.061% fail on Spare wheel
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 5.7% fail on Washers (21% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.71% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.46% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (77% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 9.3% fail on Seat belts (81% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 8.8% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.092% fail on Requirements
      • 0.031% fail on Installation check
        • 0.031% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.031% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.031% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.83% fail on Cap (98% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on System
      • 0.43% fail on Tank
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.031% fail on Hose
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Size/type
    • 0.22% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Steering (27% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system (38% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (33% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (35% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.092% fail on Free play
        • 0.092% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.061% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering component
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.80% fail on Operation (76% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Pump
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.092% fail on Drive system
      • 0.092% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.061% fail on Rams
    • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.092% fail on Steering control
      • 0.031% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.031% fail on Steering column
      • 0.031% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.092% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.031% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.77% fail on Towbars
    • 0.65% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition