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Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

Registered in 2004
55.7% pass rate
from 555 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2004 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 2004 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (43% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 9.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.5% fail on Springs
      • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (98% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.54% fail on Electrical equipment (81% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.72% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.72% fail on Cable
    • 0.90% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.54% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Doors (200% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.72% fail on Door condition
      • 0.36% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (71% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (64% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.36% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.36% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.36% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.18% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.18% fail on Carrier
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Panel
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (58% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.54% fail on View to rear
      • 0.54% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.36% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.1% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.36% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.54% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates