Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2012
52.8% pass rate
from 41,905 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2012 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 2012 vans and highlighted areas where the Ford Transit is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 16% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (98% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 7.6% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Switch (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (16% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (15% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.026% fail on Dipswitch (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (13% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters (34% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0048% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (29% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
      • 0.0024% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0024% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Reversing lamps (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Reversing lamps (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.95% fail on Outline marker lamps (96% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Outline marker lamp (97% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on All outline marker lamps (87% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment (32% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Horn (53% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring (62% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies) (83% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.098% fail on Hazard warning (39% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Switch (39% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.060% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.036% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0024% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Brakes (33% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 7.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (67% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (67% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 5.7% fail on Brake pads (67% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.060% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (30% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.093% fail on Cable (48% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.091% fail on Lever
        • 0.012% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0048% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0024% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0024% fail on Clevis joint
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (21% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0048% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance (23% better than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (21% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0048% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance (26% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (26% better than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance (20% better than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (63% better than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.0095% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0095% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0048% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0048% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.77% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (32% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0048% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.94% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (37% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.60% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control (85% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0024% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal
      • 0.041% fail on Hand lever (61% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (48% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (48% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0024% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.081% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0072% fail on Servos
      • 0.0072% fail on Valves
      • 0.0048% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.0095% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0072% fail on Servos
      • 0.0024% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0048% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0048% fail on Other components
    • 0.0024% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 14% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (31% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (42% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (57% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension arm (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0095% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (56% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs (80% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.86% fail on Leaf spring (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
        • 0.076% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Anchor bracket (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.036% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (65% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Spring saddle
        • 0.014% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.084% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.084% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component (49% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.076% fail on Suspension rods (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.072% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0072% fail on Axles (80% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Axle
    • 0.0048% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0048% fail on Suspension unit
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility (11% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (13% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (11% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on View to rear (87% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (88% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.63% fail on Condition of glass (32% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Windscreen (32% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Transmission (56% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (58% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints (58% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.012% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts (30% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (35% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.0072% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0024% fail on Halfshafts
      • 0.0024% fail on Belts
    • 0.90% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe (160% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on System (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on Hose
    • 0.52% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Passenger's seat (54% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
      • 0.067% fail on Panel
      • 0.0095% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0095% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0072% fail on Pillar
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0095% fail on Catch
        • 0.0095% fail on Hinge
      • 0.093% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.086% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0048% fail on Catch
        • 0.0024% fail on Hinge
      • 0.055% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0072% fail on Hinge
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition (95% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Bracket (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.076% fail on Load security (89% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Dropside (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Dropside condition (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.0072% fail on Other dropside component
        • 0.0024% fail on Pillar
      • 0.031% fail on Loading door
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0072% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.0048% fail on Other tailgate component
      • 0.0072% fail on Access panel
    • 0.041% fail on Towbar
      • 0.026% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.014% fail on Safety device (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0024% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0024% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.019% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.019% fail on Carrier (59% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.036% fail on Chassis
      • 0.033% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.033% fail on Integral vehicle structure (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0024% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.014% fail on Floor
    • 0.0095% fail on Undertray (78% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0072% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0048% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0024% fail on Steps
    • 0.0024% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0024% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type (33% better than other 2012 vans)
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition (29% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (18% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (46% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.072% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.067% fail on Emission control equipment (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.050% fail on Particulate filter (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
          • 0.0095% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0048% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0048% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0072% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (17% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.98% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (18% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.012% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0072% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0048% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0024% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0072% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Engine oil leaks (95% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.091% fail on Transmission oil leaks (180% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0095% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0048% fail on Undertray
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (35% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (48% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end (69% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0095% fail on Other components
        • 0.0048% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0048% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0048% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0024% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Operation (87% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Other components
      • 0.017% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Rams
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering box
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play (73% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0072% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0024% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0024% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.81% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements
      • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0048% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0072% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.0048% fail on Hubs
  • 0.057% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.043% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Emergency exits (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
    • 0.0072% fail on Passenger grab handles
    • 0.0072% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0048% fail on Retractable steps
      • 0.0024% fail on Steps
  • 0.031% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (170% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter plate (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0048% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0095% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0072% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0024% fail on Anchorages