Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1981
46.3% pass rate
from 287 tests in 2017
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 1981 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Horn
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.70% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.70% fail on Battery
    • 0.70% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.35% fail on Switch
      • 0.35% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 25% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 11% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.35% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.4% fail on Front
      • 2.1% fail on Rear
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
      • 0.35% fail on Location
    • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.70% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.70% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.35% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.70% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 16% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
      • 0.35% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 0.70% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.35% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal
        • 0.35% fail on Anti-slip
  • 17% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 11% fail on Washers
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
  • 16% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 12% fail on Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on System
      • 0.70% fail on Pipe
      • 0.35% fail on Hose
      • 0.35% fail on Cap
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 5.6% fail on Body condition
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.7% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.70% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.7% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers
    • 0.70% fail on Speedometer
  • 8.7% fail on Steering
    • 7.7% fail on Steering system
      • 3.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.4% fail on Free play
        • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
        • 0.35% fail on Steering box
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Other components
        • 0.35% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Steering control
      • 0.70% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.70% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.35% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.35% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.70% fail on Towbars
    • 0.35% fail on Towbar
    • 0.35% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment