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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2008
50.7% pass rate
from 41,397 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 2008 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 2008 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 18% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (41% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Front lamps (33% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear lamps (80% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (53% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp (47% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.0048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0048% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0024% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0024% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (9.2% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (9.1% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.67% fail on Side repeaters (27% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.014% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Trailer electrical socket (75% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning (60% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Switch (89% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors (73% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Outline marker lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on All outline markers (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Battery (92% better than other 2008 vans)
  • 21% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 7.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage condition (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment (97% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Presence
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (36% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 4.4% fail on Leaf springs (200% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Spring eye (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (95% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Shackle (43% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Anchor (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Other pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Anchor bracket (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Securing bolts
      • 0.024% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.022% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.0024% fail on Spring slippers
    • 3.1% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Front (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Rear (65% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Component mounting (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (29% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.62% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0097% fail on Couplings
      • 0.053% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0072% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.69% fail on Coil springs (69% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Location
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods (58% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Bonded suspension (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames (61% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on General condition
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut (96% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0097% fail on Axles
      • 0.0097% fail on Clearance
    • 0.0072% fail on Trailing arms (84% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0072% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0024% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0024% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0024% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0024% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 9.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (97% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 8.6% fail on Components (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 8.2% fail on Pipes (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Hoses
        • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.024% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
        • 0.0048% fail on Valves (98% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Leaks (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (88% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance (5.7% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels (12% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (20% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance (33% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested (91% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0024% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 7.8% fail on Hub components (74% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Brake pads (63% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake calipers (86% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0048% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0048% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components (80% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (80% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Anti-slip (94% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (39% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake (39% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0024% fail on Fitment
    • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability system (88% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Mechanical components (28% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Cable (34% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Lever
      • 0.0072% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0048% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0048% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.0024% fail on Rod
      • 0.0024% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement (31% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Air and vacuum systems (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Components
        • 0.0072% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0072% fail on Servos
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0024% fail on Warning
      • 0.0024% fail on Operation
      • 0.0024% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0024% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.014% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0097% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0097% fail on Warning
    • 0.0048% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Mirrors (72% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen (26% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet (48% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Drivers view
    • 0.012% fail on Glazing (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Windows (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0048% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth (11% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (10% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type (30% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.094% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.8% fail on Steering (20% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system (23% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (46% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Free play (42% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.072% fail on Steering rack (39% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Steering arm (65% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0097% fail on Other components
        • 0.0072% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0024% fail on Steering component
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses (86% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.017% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Rams
      • 0.0097% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0024% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.063% fail on Steering operation (40% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.056% fail on Steering control (53% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Steering column
      • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.014% fail on Steering coupling (67% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.014% fail on Universal joint (67% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0097% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition (65% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (97% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Passengers front (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers other (64% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers (54% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Emergency exits (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5) (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Seats (64% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers
    • 0.085% fail on Load security
      • 0.046% fail on Loading door
      • 0.014% fail on Dropside
      • 0.0097% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0097% fail on Hinged tailboard
      • 0.0048% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0024% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.080% fail on Body security
    • 0.060% fail on Engine mountings (48% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.024% fail on Spare wheel (68% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.012% fail on Steps
      • 0.0097% fail on Retractable steps
    • 0.0097% fail on Speedometer
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (24% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (96% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (56% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements (49% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0048% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.49% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (61% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0024% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0024% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (18% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (47% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Cap (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Hose (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on System (34% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe (54% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 0.81% fail on Emissions (59% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0048% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0024% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.099% fail on Towbars (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.060% fail on Towbar (88% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.024% fail on Vehicle structure (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Swivelling towbar (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0024% fail on Detachable tow ball
  • 0.041% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Speed limiter plate (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)