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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 1998
55.4% pass rate
from 2,637 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 1998 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (63% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Springs (94% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (71% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (81% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Leaf springs (91% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.61% fail on Leaf spring (150% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.19% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.11% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.038% fail on Spring saddle
        • 0.038% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (68% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (58% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage
    • 0.91% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.87% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.076% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Chassis (83% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 6.3% fail on Chassis condition (85% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 5.2% fail on Transmission (26% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on Bearing housing (5 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.68% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.57% fail on Joints
      • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shaft
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.5% fail on Body (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Panel (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Other body component (95% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Body condition
      • 0.038% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.7% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.80% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (120% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.076% fail on System
    • 0.72% fail on Cabs (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Steps
      • 0.038% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.64% fail on Towbar
      • 0.46% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.076% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.038% fail on Catch
      • 0.076% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
        • 0.038% fail on Hinge
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Floor
    • 0.076% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.038% fail on Carrier
    • 0.076% fail on Load security
      • 0.076% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.076% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.038% fail on Dropside
        • 0.038% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (26% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (39% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.7% fail on Battery(ies) (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Horn (56% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (34% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (30% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.076% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (29% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (29% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (47% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.80% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Outline marker lamp
      • 0.19% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.61% fail on Hazard warning (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Switch (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.076% fail on Rear reflectors (79% better than other 1998 vans)
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.076% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.076% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (36% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.11% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.46% fail on Brake linings and pads (69% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.42% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.42% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable (74% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Rod (4 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Lever
        • 0.076% fail on Pivot
    • 1.6% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Pedal (190% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.99% fail on Load sensing valves (42% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.83% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.42% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (2 times worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.038% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
        • 0.038% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Valves
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses (70% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.076% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.076% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on View to rear
      • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.038% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.038% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (67% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (70% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas (88% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.038% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.57% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (61% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.076% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Spark ignition (75% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions (80% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 0.076% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.038% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.076% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.038% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.038% fail on Undertray
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (31% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (34% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (62% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.076% fail on Pump
    • 0.95% fail on Steering gear (49% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Steering rack (49% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 0.076% fail on Steering column
    • 0.076% fail on Steering play
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.076% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Hubs
  • 0.038% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.038% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.038% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.038% fail on Doors
      • 0.038% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.038% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.038% fail on Anchorages