Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2000
53.0% pass rate
from 4,496 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 2000 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (47% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (85% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage (130% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Springs (27% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (93% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs (65% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Leaf spring (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.16% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.11% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.11% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.067% fail on Spring saddle
        • 0.067% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring (60% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (59% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.044% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.044% fail on Axles
      • 0.022% fail on Axle
      • 0.022% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.8% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (24% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.044% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (21% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (21% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (21% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Switch
      • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (29% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (29% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (37% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 0.96% fail on Outline marker lamps (120% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Outline marker lamp (110% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on All outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Hazard warning (89% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Switch (89% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.067% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.044% fail on Rear reflectors (86% better than other 2000 vans)
  • 20% fail on Brakes (12% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (25% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 7.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (34% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 7.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (34% worse than other 2000 vans)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other 2000 vans)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.6% fail on Service brake performance (32% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 6.4% fail on Rbt (31% worse than other 2000 vans)
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% worse than other 2000 vans)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
      • 6.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.067% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.067% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.87% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.80% fail on Brake pads (37% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.56% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.33% fail on Cable
        • 0.089% fail on Lever
        • 0.044% fail on Rod
        • 0.044% fail on Linkage
        • 0.022% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.022% fail on Pivot
    • 1.9% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (86% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.96% fail on Parking brake control (97% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Lever (97% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.49% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.11% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.13% fail on Valves
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.022% fail on Servos
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.022% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses (63% better than other 2000 vans)
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Chassis (91% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Chassis condition (90% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 5.2% fail on Transmission (18% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Prop shaft (4 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on Bearing housing (4 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.56% fail on Flexible couplings (4 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.40% fail on Joints
      • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.044% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Belts
    • 4.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (46% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (46% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.044% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.044% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Body (80% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Other body component (85% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Panel (68% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Body condition (130% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.022% fail on Pillar
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (55% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (76% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Tank (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
    • 1.5% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.96% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Catch
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Catch
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Catch
    • 0.87% fail on Cabs (140% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Steps (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Cab condition
    • 0.76% fail on Bumpers (100% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Floor (170% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Towbar
      • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.089% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.044% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.16% fail on Load security
      • 0.13% fail on Dropside (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Dropside condition (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Other dropside component (5 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.022% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.022% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on View to rear (69% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (67% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.56% fail on Condition of glass (73% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Windscreen (81% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (66% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 7.6% fail on Seat belts (78% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 5.0% fail on Steering linkage components (22% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (33% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (82% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Other components (120% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Pipes and hoses (120% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.089% fail on Pump
      • 0.044% fail on Rams
    • 0.85% fail on Steering gear (56% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Steering rack (59% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
      • 0.022% fail on Steering box
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.067% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.044% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.022% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (42% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (31% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.49% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.022% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.044% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.022% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks (63% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Engine oil leaks (82% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.067% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.067% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.067% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.044% fail on Steps
      • 0.022% fail on Retractable steps
  • 0.044% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.044% fail on Belt(s)/padding