Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1982
52.3% pass rate
from 300 tests in 2020
(4.9% worse than other 1982 vans)
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 1982 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.3% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps (35% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 7.7% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 6.0% fail on Electrical equipment (9.0% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Horn (12% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Electrical wiring (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 5.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (6.2% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (6.2% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (6.2% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp (0.93% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (27% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (35% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (9.0% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (9.0% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (8.3% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (25% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Suspension arm (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (9.0% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (36% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (32% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Wheel bearings (18% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (22% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Springs (55% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.67% fail on Coil spring (39% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Brakes (3.4% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (2.0% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 8.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% worse than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (12% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (15% better than other 1982 vans)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 1982 vans)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (2.2% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (34% better than other 1982 vans)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other 1982 vans)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (48% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.67% fail on Cable (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Rod
      • 0.33% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.33% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.33% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.67% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
        • 0.33% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Valves
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (0.65% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (13% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (36% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (36% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system (41% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Hose (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Pipe
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Joints (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.33% fail on Belts
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis (9.0% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition (0.93% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (51% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Front passenger's door (36% worse than other 1982 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (36% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Bumpers (36% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Cabs (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.33% fail on Bracket
    • 0.33% fail on Body
      • 0.33% fail on Other body component
    • 0.33% fail on Load security
      • 0.33% fail on Loading door
    • 0.33% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (12% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (6.7% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 6.0% fail on Spark ignition (6.6% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 4.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2.2% better than other 1982 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Fluid leaks (51% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Engine oil leaks (48% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Other leaks (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility (7.5% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Washers (6.0% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Driver's view (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.33% fail on Window
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.7% fail on Steering (4.5% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering gear (4.8% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Steering rack (4.8% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (27% better than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering wheel (82% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Steering column
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (5.2% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts (5.2% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas (6.9% worse than other 1982 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (3.1% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (0.91% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3.8% worse than other 1982 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (21% worse than other 1982 vans)
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment (9.2% better than other 1982 vans)
  • 0.33% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.33% fail on Speedometer