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Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

Registered in 1994
49.8% pass rate
from 279 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 1994 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 9.3% fail on Headlamp aim (91% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 9.0% fail on Headlamp aim (88% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 8.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 8.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 8.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Switch
    • 8.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 7.9% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.36% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.72% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 7.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt
          • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.36% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.36% fail on Cable
    • 2.2% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.36% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.72% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 5.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission
      • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.4% fail on Joints
        • 0.36% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Joints
    • 2.9% fail on Chassis
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System (3 times worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Pipe
      • 0.36% fail on Hose
    • 1.4% fail on Body
      • 1.1% fail on Panel
      • 0.36% fail on Other body component
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 0.72% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.72% fail on Door condition
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.36% fail on Hinge
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
    • 1.1% fail on Bumpers
    • 1.1% fail on Towbar
      • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.72% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.72% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.36% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.36% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.3% fail on Steering (67% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.5% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Rams
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear
      • 0.72% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.72% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment