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Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.1% pass rate
from 513 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 1997 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 5.3% fail on Horn (68% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.78% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.39% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (180% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.39% fail on Mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.58% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.0% fail on Transmission (82% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
      • 0.19% fail on Belts
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.78% fail on Door condition
    • 1.6% fail on Towbar
      • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.97% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
      • 0.19% fail on System
    • 0.58% fail on Cabs
      • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Steps
    • 0.39% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.39% fail on Body
      • 0.39% fail on Panel
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.19% fail on Carrier
    • 0.19% fail on Load security
      • 0.19% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.19% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.19% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.19% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 1997 vans)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.78% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.78% fail on Cable
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.78% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.58% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.19% fail on Servos
      • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.78% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.78% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
    • 0.39% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.39% fail on Servos
      • 0.19% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.39% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Additional braking device
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.58% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.39% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.0% fail on Steering (74% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering linkage components (92% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.39% fail on Steering column
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (77% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (86% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.97% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.97% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.19% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.19% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.19% fail on Speedometer