Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.5% pass rate
from 24,665 tests in 2017
(2.7% worse than other 2003 vans)
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.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (4.9% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 14% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (16% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Rear lamps (60% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps (53% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (11% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Fog lamp (34% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (9.6% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (8.1% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0081% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0041% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0041% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Horn (54% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (35% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps (33% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters (36% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators (42% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.016% fail on Switch (90% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Trailer electrical socket (51% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning (61% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Switch (71% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp (39% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (56% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Battery (95% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.028% fail on Outline marker lamps (170% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.0041% fail on All outline markers
  • 28% fail on Suspension (9.6% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 18% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 11% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 10% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting (88% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (7.8% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8.5% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 4.3% fail on Wheel bearings (80% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Front (99% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Rear
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (40% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Presence
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints (16% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts (69% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (69% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0081% fail on Couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.036% fail on Universal joint (150% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (29% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Location
    • 0.69% fail on Leaf springs (29% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.093% fail on Shackle (66% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.077% fail on Anchor
        • 0.0041% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.089% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.077% fail on Spring eye (97% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.024% fail on Securing bolts (70% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0041% fail on Spring slippers
      • 0.0041% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.077% fail on Tie bars/rods (45% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0081% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.045% fail on General condition
    • 0.028% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Axles (77% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Clearance (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0041% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0041% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0041% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 23% fail on Brakes (6.8% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (6.8% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.6% fail on Parking brake performance (19% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Rear wheels (13% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Front wheels (14% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance (47% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.057% fail on Brake operation
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 9.9% fail on Components
        • 7.9% fail on Pipes (25% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Valves (20% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.22% fail on Hoses (82% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.11% fail on Cylinders (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.0081% fail on Servos
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.069% fail on Operation (59% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (11% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Wheel cylinder (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake calipers (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0041% fail on Fitment
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake control components (73% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal (74% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Anti-slip (97% worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (99% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on ABS (31% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Mechanical components (26% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Cable
      • 0.0081% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.0081% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0081% fail on Lever
      • 0.0081% fail on Pivot
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.089% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.049% fail on Components
        • 0.020% fail on Pipes
        • 0.016% fail on Valves
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
      • 0.020% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.0081% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0041% fail on Warning
    • 0.0081% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0041% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (21% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Windscreen (63% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (36% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.024% fail on Drivers view (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Glazing
      • 0.0081% fail on Windows
      • 0.0041% fail on Glazing/screen/partition
    • 0.0081% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (100% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Vehicle structure (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Chassis (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (71% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Passengers front (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.49% fail on Drivers (58% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Emergency exits (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5) (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.33% fail on Body security (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Load security (93% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Loading door
      • 0.045% fail on Dropside (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Hinged tailboard (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0081% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0081% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer (74% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.045% fail on Spare wheel (69% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.028% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.024% fail on Steps
      • 0.0041% fail on Retractable steps
  • 8.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (52% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements (44% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (89% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0041% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0041% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.51% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (71% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag (70% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type (46% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (7.7% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Steering system
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (35% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack (59% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (29% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm (49% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Free play (68% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.097% fail on Steering rack (65% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Other components (64% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.036% fail on Steering pivot point (68% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.0081% fail on Steering component
      • 0.041% fail on Drag link end (66% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (63% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Operation (67% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Pipes and hoses (89% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Other components (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Pump
      • 0.053% fail on Rams
      • 0.016% fail on Drive system
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.057% fail on Steering control (73% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Steering column (60% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel (73% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0081% fail on Steering coupling (87% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.0081% fail on Universal joint (86% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0041% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.045% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0081% fail on Locking devices
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (15% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (21% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (31% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Cap (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on System
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.061% fail on Pipe (61% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.0041% fail on Hose
    • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested (33% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.024% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.64% fail on Towbars (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Vehicle structure (160% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.081% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0041% fail on Adjustable towbar
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Hubs
  • 0.036% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.028% fail on Speed limiter plate (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.0081% fail on Driving controls