Ford Transit MOT Results

Registered in 2012
56.0% pass rate
from 38,705 tests in 2017
(28% 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.

  • 36% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 24% fail on Registration plate lamp (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 17% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 14% fail on Front lamps (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (20% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.010% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0078% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0078% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0052% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (13% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (13% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps (32% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters (46% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators (31% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.013% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (34% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0026% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Horn (50% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (50% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (54% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Lamp (96% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (86% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0078% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Outline marker lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on All outline markers (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.054% fail on Rear reflectors (69% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Battery (89% better than other 2012 vans)
  • 11% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 6.4% fail on Hub components (71% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Brake pads (62% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.047% fail on Brake linings (91% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0026% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (7.6% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (9.8% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear wheels (32% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.049% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0026% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Components (93% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses (43% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0026% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (82% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.052% fail on Leaks
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake control components (64% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal (64% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.97% fail on Anti-slip (70% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on ABS
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake (55% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability system (61% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.059% fail on Mechanical components (48% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Cable (61% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Lever
      • 0.0078% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.0026% fail on Linkage
    • 0.047% fail on Restricted movement (44% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Additional braking devices (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0026% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0026% fail on Operation
  • 11% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (22% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0026% fail on Presence
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts (52% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts (53% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (52% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.054% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.013% fail on Couplings
      • 0.047% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (89% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0026% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (200% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Leaf springs (19% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.067% fail on Shackle
        • 0.054% fail on Anchor (160% worse than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.0026% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Spring eye (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Securing bolts (79% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0078% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.0052% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.0026% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.39% fail on Front suspension joints (29% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.093% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
      • 0.0026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Location
    • 0.039% fail on Bonded suspension (200% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0078% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.0078% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0052% fail on General condition
    • 0.0052% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0052% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0026% fail on Condition
      • 0.0026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0052% fail on Macpherson strut (99% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0052% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0052% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0026% fail on Condition
      • 0.0026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0026% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0026% fail on Other components
    • 0.0026% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (11% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen (31% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Mirrors (91% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.067% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.016% fail on Glazing (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0078% fail on Glazing/screen/partition (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0078% fail on Windows (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.013% fail on Drivers view (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Valve stem (93% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.070% fail on Size/type (43% better than other 2012 vans)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers (57% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Doors (73% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Emergency exits (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.093% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers
      • 0.023% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (Class 5) (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Body condition
    • 0.083% fail on Engine mountings (91% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.036% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0052% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0026% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0026% fail on Dropside
    • 0.031% fail on Body security
    • 0.010% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.010% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0078% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.0078% fail on Steps (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.0026% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (26% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering system (48% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (48% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Free play (66% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm (80% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0052% fail on Other components
        • 0.0052% fail on Steering component
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering (100% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses (110% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
      • 0.016% fail on Drive system (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Pump
      • 0.0026% fail on Rams
    • 0.075% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.016% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0026% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0026% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0026% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0026% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0026% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0078% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.97% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (15% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system (83% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on System (90% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Cap (78% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (85% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Tank
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.018% fail on Emissions
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.68% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (30% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.098% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.047% fail on Towbars (120% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.047% fail on Towbar (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
  • 0.031% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters (2 times worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Speed limiter plate (3 times worse than other 2012 vans)