Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1980
44.2% pass rate
from 197 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 1980 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 1980 vans)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 9.6% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 1980 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.51% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.51% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.51% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.51% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.51% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.6% fail on Horn
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 16% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt
          • 6.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.51% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.51% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
  • 18% fail on Visibility
    • 12% fail on Washers
    • 8.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.51% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.51% fail on View to rear
      • 0.51% fail on Mirrors
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition
        • 9.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.51% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Joints
        • 0.51% fail on Drive shaft
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Pipe
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.51% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.51% fail on Towbar
      • 0.51% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 4.6% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.51% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.51% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.51% fail on Steering column
    • 0.51% fail on Steering play
      • 0.51% fail on Steering box
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.51% fail on Requirements
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment
  • 0.51% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.51% fail on Speedometer