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Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2008
48.1% pass rate
from 43,690 tests in 2020
(12% 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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (48% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 9.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (66% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (34% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Position lamp (35% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0023% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.018% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0023% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Switch
      • 0.0092% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0069% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0023% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (8.1% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (8.0% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters (29% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0023% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (31% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Horn (40% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring (56% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket (71% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Battery(ies) (89% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.85% fail on Outline marker lamps (89% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Outline marker lamp (92% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on All outline marker lamps (71% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors (77% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.098% fail on Hazard warning (69% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Switch (69% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.062% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0092% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0023% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 25% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (45% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (83% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (91% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (47% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar (94% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (66% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.5% fail on Springs (86% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 5.3% fail on Leaf spring (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (63% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Shackle bracket (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.055% fail on Spring saddle (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Coil springs (74% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring (74% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0069% fail on Mounting
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (11% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover (25% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (79% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component (19% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (27% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame (81% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods (73% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint (83% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (89% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut (76% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0023% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.016% fail on Axles (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Axle
      • 0.0023% fail on King pins
  • 21% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0092% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (80% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (9.0% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (8.6% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0092% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0069% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0023% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance (31% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0023% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0023% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (35% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (78% worse than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0046% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0046% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0023% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0023% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested (92% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 8.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 8.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 5.5% fail on Brake pads (69% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 3.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (90% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake discs (92% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (23% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Cable (26% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.030% fail on Linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.0092% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0046% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0023% fail on Rod
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (36% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (40% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Electronic stability control (94% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic braking system (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.65% fail on Pedal (31% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Hand lever (63% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control (37% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Lever (38% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0069% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (80% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.016% fail on Valves
      • 0.0092% fail on Servos
      • 0.0046% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.069% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.023% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.018% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
      • 0.0023% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.060% fail on Air and vacuum systems (120% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Servos (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0046% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0046% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0023% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0023% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0046% fail on Load sensing valves (98% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0023% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0023% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 10% fail on Visibility (9.8% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (6.9% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on View to rear (80% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Mirrors (81% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.72% fail on Condition of glass (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Windscreen (35% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Window (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (76% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 7.2% fail on Compression ignition (42% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (40% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (52% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (51% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment (71% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.0046% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0046% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0023% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0023% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (31% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.064% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.011% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0069% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0023% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0023% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0023% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks (53% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Engine oil leaks (48% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Transmission oil leaks (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0092% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0046% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0046% fail on Undertray
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (9.1% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (200% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0092% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0092% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis (200% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition (200% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (52% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Prop shafts (63% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.63% fail on Prop shaft (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Joints (59% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Bearing housing (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Flexible couplings (96% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.72% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0069% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0069% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.023% fail on Belts (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (62% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Hose (84% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.071% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (94% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Front passenger's door (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on Door condition (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Catch (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Pillar
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door (62% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition (71% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.025% fail on Catch
        • 0.0023% fail on Hinge
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door (58% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition (46% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.039% fail on Catch (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0069% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0046% fail on Pillar
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Body (50% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Other body component (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Panel (63% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Mounting fixings (77% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0023% fail on Pillar
    • 0.46% fail on Seats (76% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Steps (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0023% fail on Cab condition
      • 0.0023% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers (32% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Vehicle structure (200% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.011% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0046% fail on Safety device
    • 0.11% fail on Load security (67% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Loading door
      • 0.025% fail on Dropside (140% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Dropside condition (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Other dropside component
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0069% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.0023% fail on Other tailgate component
      • 0.0023% fail on Access panel
    • 0.092% fail on Engine mounting (47% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Engine mounting condition (48% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
    • 0.037% fail on Spare wheel (69% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Carrier (75% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0046% fail on Other boot lid component
      • 0.0023% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0046% fail on Undertray (86% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0023% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 6.8% fail on Steering (22% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering linkage components (39% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (46% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.62% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Pipes and hoses (110% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components (31% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Operation (71% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.066% fail on Steering play (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.066% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0069% fail on Steering coupling (77% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Universal joint (83% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0023% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.0046% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (5.4% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (16% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (7.9% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type (30% better than other 2008 vans)
  • 4.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0069% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0092% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Hubs
  • 0.11% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Emergency exits (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.027% fail on Steps and stairs (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Steps (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0069% fail on Retractable steps (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0092% fail on Passenger grab handles
  • 0.027% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.025% fail on Speed limiter (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Speed limiter plate (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0023% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0092% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0046% fail on Anchorages