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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2003
49.1% pass rate
from 17,951 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 2003 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (10% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (66% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension arm (75% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (68% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.2% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (200% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Coil springs (68% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.68% fail on Coil spring (69% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting
      • 0.66% fail on Leaf springs (25% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (50% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.084% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.072% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.022% fail on Shackle bracket (72% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.0056% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0056% fail on Bonded suspension unit
        • 0.0056% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (90% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (99% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.99% fail on Sub-frames (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (66% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Sub-frame (70% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0056% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.94% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.084% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (54% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Axles (93% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Axle
  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (26% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (14% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (14% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0056% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (19% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (9.4% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0056% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.6% fail on Horn (34% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.056% fail on Battery(ies) (92% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (33% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (41% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters (19% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Outline marker lamps (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Outline marker lamp (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on All outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning (60% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Switch (60% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.084% fail on Rear reflectors (78% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.067% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.017% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 22% fail on Brakes (10% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (14% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (30% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 6.0% fail on Service brake performance (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (24% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (13% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.0056% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (75% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (98% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (42% worse than other 2003 vans)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (13% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.095% fail on Brake linings (190% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.15% fail on Brake drums (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.47% fail on Cable
        • 0.050% fail on Lever
        • 0.017% fail on Linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.8% fail on Load sensing valves (25% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.94% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.41% fail on Other braking system component (190% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.39% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.095% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (99% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0056% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.90% fail on Parking brake control (43% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Lever (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.69% fail on Pedal (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Hand lever (57% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.64% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.63% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0056% fail on Electronic braking system
      • 0.0056% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.15% fail on Valves
      • 0.084% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.028% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.42% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (79% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses (55% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
      • 0.0056% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.011% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0056% fail on Condition
      • 0.0056% fail on Operation
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.1% fail on Chassis condition (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Strengthening plate (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.045% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission (26% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Prop shaft (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.42% fail on Bearing housing (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
        • 0.23% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (70% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (70% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.017% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.022% fail on Belts
      • 0.011% fail on Halfshafts
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (38% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Body (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.00% fail on Other body component (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Panel (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0056% fail on Pillar
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (43% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.067% fail on Pipe (67% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (37% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Front passenger's door (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
        • 0.033% fail on Catch
        • 0.0056% fail on Hinge
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
        • 0.017% fail on Catch
    • 0.77% fail on Bumpers (70% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on Cabs (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Steps (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.54% fail on Seats (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's seat (67% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.40% fail on Towbar (65% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Vehicle structure (70% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.011% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0056% fail on Safety device
    • 0.38% fail on Floor (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Load security (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Dropside (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.095% fail on Dropside condition (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.0056% fail on Other dropside component
      • 0.045% fail on Tailgate (180% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.033% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.033% fail on Loading door
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting condition (56% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Bracket
    • 0.039% fail on Spare wheel (78% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Carrier (80% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0056% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0056% fail on Undertray
  • 13% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (23% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (11% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on View to rear (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 1.0% fail on Condition of glass (99% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Windscreen (96% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Window (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Bonnet (90% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (12% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Track rod end (37% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (51% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Drag link end (63% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering component
        • 0.017% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0056% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0056% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (65% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Other components (81% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Pump
      • 0.033% fail on Rams
    • 0.52% fail on Steering gear (57% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0056% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play (61% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (58% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0056% fail on Steering box
    • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column (79% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0056% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Seat belts (96% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 0.61% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags (78% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag (77% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (15% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (39% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.089% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.039% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.022% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.072% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (67% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.061% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.039% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions (48% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.084% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.078% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0056% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 2.1% fail on Fluid leaks (68% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0056% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type (36% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0056% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Hubs
  • 0.19% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.095% fail on Emergency exits (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.084% fail on Steps and stairs (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Steps (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0056% fail on Retractable steps
    • 0.0056% fail on Passenger grab handles
  • 0.072% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.045% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.028% fail on Speed limiter (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Speed limiter plate (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 0.022% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding