Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2005
47.8% pass rate
from 30,229 tests in 2017
(4.6% worse than other 2005 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 2005 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (8.3% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 14% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (26% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 5.0% fail on Rear lamps (82% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps (70% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0033% fail on Switch
    • 8.7% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp (43% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0066% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0099% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0066% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0033% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators (17% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (17% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps (21% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters (27% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.020% fail on Switch (71% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.2% fail on Horn (30% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Hazard warning (33% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Switch (49% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.36% fail on Trailer electrical socket (65% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (64% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.079% fail on Battery (94% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0099% fail on All outline markers
      • 0.0066% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.0066% fail on Rear lamps
  • 24% fail on Suspension (2.7% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 9.2% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 8.2% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings (81% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Front (96% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear (24% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition (29% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (27% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
      • 0.0033% fail on Presence
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (70% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Couplings
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (51% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (48% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Shackle (59% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.060% fail on Anchor
        • 0.0099% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Spring eye (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.043% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.030% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.0099% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers (54% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Location
    • 0.069% fail on Tie bars/rods (53% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0033% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Axles
      • 0.046% fail on Clearance (180% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0099% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0066% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0033% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.046% fail on General condition
    • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.033% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0099% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0099% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0033% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0033% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0033% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 21% fail on Brakes (8.2% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (6.4% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels (14% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance (55% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.033% fail on Brake operation
    • 9.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (19% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 8.2% fail on Components (16% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 7.7% fail on Pipes (44% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs (63% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses (78% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders (150% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Valves (98% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.0066% fail on Servos
        • 0.0066% fail on Pump
      • 0.65% fail on Leaks (71% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components (10% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Wheel cylinder (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake calipers (68% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0099% fail on Fitment
    • 1.5% fail on ABS
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components (82% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal (82% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Anti-slip (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (190% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical components (28% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Cable
      • 0.0099% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement (31% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability system (64% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0033% fail on Servos
      • 0.0099% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0033% fail on Operation
    • 0.0066% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0033% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0033% fail on Warning
  • 13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.4% fail on Body condition (170% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (85% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.60% fail on Passengers front (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Drivers (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other (33% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Emergency exits (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5) (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.83% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Drivers (170% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.22% fail on Body security (88% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Load security (82% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Loading door
      • 0.033% fail on Dropside (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Access panel
      • 0.020% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.020% fail on Hinged tailboard
    • 0.079% fail on Engine mountings (57% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.040% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.040% fail on Spare wheel (66% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.020% fail on Steps
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (20% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Mirrors (100% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen (29% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.017% fail on Drivers view (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Glazing (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Windows (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.0066% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (93% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Seat belts (190% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements (85% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (70% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0066% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.37% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (81% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag (65% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0033% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (24% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 7.1% fail on Steering system (29% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Track rod end (59% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (52% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (28% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.12% fail on Free play (44% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (36% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0066% fail on Steering box (90% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Other components (92% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.0066% fail on Steering pivot point (91% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0033% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.95% fail on Power steering (22% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Operation (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses (64% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.036% fail on Pump
      • 0.0099% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0099% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.033% fail on Steering control (78% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0066% fail on Steering column (83% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0066% fail on Steering coupling (91% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.0066% fail on Universal joint (90% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.0033% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (8.4% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type (28% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (81% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Cap (120% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on System (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe (87% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Tank
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (48% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0066% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.56% fail on Towbars (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.099% fail on Towbar (84% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.0033% fail on Swivelling towbar
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.036% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.036% fail on Speed limiter plate (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)