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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1982
53.1% pass rate
from 388 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 1982 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.5% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.52% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Horn
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Tell tales
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.77% fail on Switch
      • 0.52% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.26% fail on Lamp
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.26% fail on Battery
    • 0.26% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 9.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.8% fail on Components
        • 4.9% fail on Hoses
        • 4.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.26% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.26% fail on Valves
      • 0.77% fail on Leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.52% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.52% fail on Cable
    • 0.52% fail on Restricted movement
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 10% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.77% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.77% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Rear
      • 1.3% fail on Front
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Location
    • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.77% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.52% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.52% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.52% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.7% fail on Washers
    • 7.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.52% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.77% fail on Cap
      • 0.77% fail on System
      • 0.52% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on Hose
    • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.3% fail on Steering
    • 8.2% fail on Steering system
      • 7.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.77% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.52% fail on Steering control
      • 0.26% fail on Steering column
      • 0.26% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.26% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.26% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.77% fail on Seats
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Towbars
    • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment