Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2011
52.8% pass rate
from 46,850 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2011 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 2011 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (74% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 9.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (67% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Position lamp (45% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps (60% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Switch (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (9.8% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (10% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0043% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators (13% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type (13% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (34% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters (39% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (37% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.78% fail on Outline marker lamps (82% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Outline marker lamp (89% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Electrical equipment (33% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Horn (48% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring (42% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (60% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Battery(ies) (87% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (60% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.077% fail on Hazard warning (70% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Switch (70% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.045% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0064% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0021% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 19% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (56% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (74% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (28% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension arm (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (19% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Leaf springs (170% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Leaf spring (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (37% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.079% fail on Anchor bracket (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Shackle bracket (110% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0021% fail on Mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (200% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0043% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0021% fail on Bonded suspension unit
        • 0.0021% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.34% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component (49% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0043% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (79% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods (87% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Suspension rod (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut (94% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0085% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (97% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0043% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0021% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0043% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0043% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0021% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Axles (79% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0085% fail on Axle
      • 0.0021% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0021% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0021% fail on Other components
  • 17% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 8.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (66% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (67% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 6.0% fail on Brake pads (67% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0021% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (40% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable (55% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Lever
        • 0.0085% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0085% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.0043% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0021% fail on Rod
        • 0.0021% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0021% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 6.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (17% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (17% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (56% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (24% better than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0064% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0021% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (48% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance (76% worse than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0064% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0064% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0021% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt (37% better than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2011 vans)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0085% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.90% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Anti-lock braking system (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control (83% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal
      • 0.036% fail on Hand lever (72% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (36% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (49% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (48% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (48% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0021% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.090% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0064% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0043% fail on Servos
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0085% fail on Servos
      • 0.0021% fail on Operation
      • 0.0021% fail on Leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0064% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0021% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.0021% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.0021% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.0043% fail on Other components
      • 0.0021% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0043% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0021% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0021% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility (10% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (12% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (14% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on View to rear (93% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Mirrors (94% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.62% fail on Condition of glass (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.60% fail on Windscreen (24% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Window
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet (98% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view (49% worse than other 2011 vans)
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Compression ignition (36% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (82% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (76% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0043% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0021% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0021% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.63% fail on Spark ignition (20% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (20% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0064% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.75% fail on Fluid leaks (85% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Engine oil leaks (72% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks (52% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.0021% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0021% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (6.5% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (8.1% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (32% better than other 2011 vans)
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (53% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (58% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.013% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.011% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Prop shaft (67% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.073% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.030% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.023% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.0043% fail on Belts
      • 0.0021% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (85% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Tank (77% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Hose (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (42% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on System
    • 0.58% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat (51% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Body (21% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Other body component
      • 0.090% fail on Panel
      • 0.021% fail on Body condition (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0021% fail on Pillar
    • 0.42% fail on Doors (39% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door (91% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (92% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0043% fail on Catch
        • 0.0021% fail on Pillar
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0085% fail on Catch
        • 0.0043% fail on Hinge
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.079% fail on Door condition
        • 0.013% fail on Hinge
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (190% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0021% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0021% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Chassis condition (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0043% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.023% fail on Bracket (130% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.090% fail on Load security (150% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.045% fail on Loading door (94% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Dropside (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Dropside condition (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Other dropside component (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0021% fail on Pillar
      • 0.015% fail on Tailgate (180% worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0064% fail on Other tailgate component (3 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0043% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0043% fail on Access panel
    • 0.058% fail on Towbar
      • 0.041% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0085% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0043% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0043% fail on Safety device
    • 0.047% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.028% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.019% fail on Carrier (64% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Floor
    • 0.015% fail on Cabs
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0043% fail on Steps
    • 0.0021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0021% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0021% fail on Undertray
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components (7.1% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0043% fail on Other components
        • 0.0021% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0021% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.55% fail on Power steering (71% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses (160% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (43% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Other components
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
      • 0.0043% fail on Rams
    • 0.27% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0085% fail on Operation (71% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0021% fail on Steering box
    • 0.055% fail on Steering play (52% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Steering rack (50% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0064% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0043% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.0064% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0021% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Seat belts (20% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0043% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.011% fail on Airbags
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle (15% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plates (15% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.0064% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.0021% fail on Hubs
  • 0.023% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.019% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Emergency exits
      • 0.0064% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.0021% fail on Passenger grab handles
    • 0.0021% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0021% fail on Steps
  • 0.0085% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0064% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0064% fail on Speed limiter plate
    • 0.0021% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0043% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0021% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0021% fail on Belt(s)/padding