Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1985
57.9% pass rate
from 572 tests in 2020
(1.4% better than other 1985 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 1985 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.7% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Electrical equipment (20% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Horn (21% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies) (40% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (20% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (7.5% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (34% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (16% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (16% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (19% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators (6.5% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2.4% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (21% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (21% better than other 1985 vans)
  • 19% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (12% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (37% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Suspension arm (47% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (18% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (34% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (68% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings (6.5% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (23% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (50% worse than other 1985 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (53% worse than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Mounting (40% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (16% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (15% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (26% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6.5% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.52% fail on Suspension rods (58% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes (58% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (9.0% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (7.6% better than other 1985 vans)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (7.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (1.3% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (1.3% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 1985 vans)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (4.4% better than other 1985 vans)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake performance not tested (4.4% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance (25% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (25% better than other 1985 vans)
          • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 1985 vans)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (16% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (13% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Brake pads (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (58% worse than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Cable (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.17% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.87% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (17% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Pedal (20% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control (58% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Lever (58% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Flexible brake hoses (37% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (40% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Servos
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (17% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (17% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (40% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (34% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.87% fail on Joints (34% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Drive shaft (16% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Body (25% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Panel (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
    • 0.87% fail on Doors (50% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Other passenger's door (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Bumpers (20% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Cabs (20% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Steps (40% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Seats (51% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Driver's seat (47% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Passenger's seat (40% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system (16% better than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
    • 0.17% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.17% fail on Carrier
    • 0.17% fail on Floor
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility (14% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Washers (14% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (22% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (13% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering gear (35% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack (35% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (13% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (18% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Locking devices (5.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
        • 0.17% fail on Steering component
    • 0.35% fail on Steering wheel (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (4.4% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (1.7% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition (3.2% worse than other 1985 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2.9% worse than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested (9.9% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition (16% better than other 1985 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (7.5% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts (7.5% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas (22% worse than other 1985 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (8.9% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (46% worse than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Condition (47% better than other 1985 vans)
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (47% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (47% better than other 1985 vans)
  • 0.52% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (9.9% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Speedometer (9.9% better than other 1985 vans)
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.17% fail on Anchorages