Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

Registered in 1985
58.1% pass rate
from 427 tests in 2020
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 1985 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.94% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.94% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.23% fail on Mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.94% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.70% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.70% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.7% fail on Horn
      • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.23% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.47% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.47% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.94% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.23% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.23% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.23% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.70% fail on Lever
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.23% fail on Servos
    • 0.23% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.23% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 12% fail on Visibility
    • 7.0% fail on Washers
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (32% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Chassis
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.23% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.94% fail on Transmission
      • 0.94% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.70% fail on Joints
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.94% fail on Body
      • 0.47% fail on Panel
      • 0.23% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
    • 0.70% fail on Towbar
      • 0.47% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.23% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.70% fail on Floor
    • 0.47% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.47% fail on Seats
      • 0.47% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.47% fail on Cabs
      • 0.23% fail on Steps
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.47% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.47% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.94% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 4.9% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.47% fail on Steering column
    • 0.23% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.23% fail on Steering shaft
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
  • 0.23% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer