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Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

Registered in 2003
51.3% pass rate
from 684 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 2003 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.29% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.73% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance (29% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.0% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.88% fail on Cable
        • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (42% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.73% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.29% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.58% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control (11 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.15% fail on Servos
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.15% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.15% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 15% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.9% fail on Joints
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shaft
    • 2.6% fail on Doors (200% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.88% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.88% fail on Door condition
    • 0.88% fail on Integral vehicle structure (64% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (64% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Chassis (78% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Chassis condition (78% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.15% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Steering (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 8.2% fail on Steering linkage components (64% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.5% fail on Track rod end (67% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.6% fail on Steering gear (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering column
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Rams
    • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (68% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.88% fail on View to rear
      • 0.88% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2003 vans)
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.15% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.15% fail on Belt(s)/padding