Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2009
50.5% pass rate
from 31,269 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2009 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 2009 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (54% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 9.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (38% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Position lamp (38% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0064% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0032% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Switch
      • 0.0064% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0032% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0032% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters (20% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.84% fail on Electrical equipment (36% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Horn (49% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring (76% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket (56% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Battery(ies) (91% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.83% fail on Outline marker lamps (83% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Outline marker lamp (89% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.57% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0064% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors (73% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.067% fail on Hazard warning (75% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.048% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.042% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0096% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0032% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 22% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (96% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (60% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (64% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (91% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (21% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.096% fail on Anti-roll bar (97% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (79% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (33% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.0% fail on Springs (48% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Leaf spring (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.28% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (47% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.080% fail on Shackle bracket (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Spring saddle (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.49% fail on Coil spring (80% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component (18% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.067% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame (61% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.096% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut (92% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (95% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0032% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.016% fail on Axles (68% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Axle
      • 0.0032% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.0032% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0032% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0032% fail on Pipes
  • 20% fail on Brakes (37% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 8.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (8.4% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (9.0% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0096% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (76% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (13% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (14% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (17% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.026% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0032% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0032% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0096% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0064% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0064% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (52% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (170% worse than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested (71% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 5.4% fail on Brake pads (66% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 3.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.0032% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.39% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.27% fail on Cable
        • 0.090% fail on Lever
        • 0.026% fail on Pivot
        • 0.019% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0064% fail on Rod
        • 0.0064% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0032% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (30% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Electronic stability control (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.60% fail on Pedal
      • 0.096% fail on Hand lever (45% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control (35% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Lever (35% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0032% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Valves
      • 0.0096% fail on Servos
      • 0.0064% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.061% fail on Air and vacuum systems (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.013% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0064% fail on Operation
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.013% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.0096% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.0032% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
    • 0.0064% fail on Load sensing valves (96% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.0032% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0032% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (49% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 8.1% fail on Compression ignition (49% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 4.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (37% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0096% fail on Emission control equipment (74% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.0064% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0032% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0096% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0032% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (58% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.067% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0032% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 0.91% fail on Fluid leaks (50% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks (43% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Transmission oil leaks (200% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.099% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0064% fail on Undertray
  • 9.3% fail on Visibility (8.7% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (8.5% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (9.2% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on View to rear (83% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Mirrors (84% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.59% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.013% fail on Window
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet (83% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (12% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.84% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.013% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.0032% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.51% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Prop shaft (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.074% fail on Bearing housing (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0032% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (200% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0064% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.0032% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Front passenger's door (160% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Catch (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.0032% fail on Hinge
      • 0.39% fail on Other passenger's door (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Catch
        • 0.0032% fail on Hinge
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door (110% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (63% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Catch (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Pillar (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.0064% fail on Hinge
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (59% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Hose (87% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.074% fail on System
    • 0.81% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Chassis condition (180% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.60% fail on Body (24% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
      • 0.038% fail on Body condition
      • 0.029% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.58% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.40% fail on Seats (80% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's seat (140% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Cabs (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Steps (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.099% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.080% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.019% fail on Bracket
    • 0.099% fail on Load security (86% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Loading door (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Dropside
        • 0.016% fail on Dropside condition
        • 0.0096% fail on Other dropside component
      • 0.0096% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0064% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0032% fail on Access panel
    • 0.083% fail on Towbar (70% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.029% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Safety device
      • 0.0064% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0032% fail on Coupling
    • 0.045% fail on Spare wheel (53% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Carrier (56% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0064% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0032% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0032% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Steering (26% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Steering linkage components (37% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Track rod end (44% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0064% fail on Other components
        • 0.0032% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0032% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering (30% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses (160% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.086% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
      • 0.0096% fail on Rams
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear (39% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (33% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0032% fail on Operation
    • 0.077% fail on Steering play (54% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack (53% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0032% fail on Steering box
    • 0.022% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0064% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0064% fail on Steering coupling (80% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.0064% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0032% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (30% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (88% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements (63% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.0096% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0096% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.92% fail on Identification of the vehicle (23% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plates (23% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.0032% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Hubs
  • 0.096% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.083% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Emergency exits (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.0096% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0096% fail on Steps (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.0032% fail on Passenger grab handles
  • 0.058% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Speedometer (150% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter plate (4 times worse than other 2009 vans)
  • 0.0096% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0064% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0064% fail on Belt(s)/padding