Volkswagen Caravelle MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.7% pass rate
from 590 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 2008 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 2008 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Caravelle is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.68% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Springs
      • 5.1% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums (80% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (72% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.68% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (49% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.85% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition (79% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.68% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.68% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (71% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.85% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack