Dream car or Budget, which comes first? Tell us your thoughts | No thanks

Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1985
49.8% pass rate
from 657 tests in 2017
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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Horn
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.30% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% 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'
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.61% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.76% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Hazard warning
      • 2.9% fail on Lamp
      • 0.76% fail on Switch
      • 0.46% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 11% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.46% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Spring mounting (79% better than other 1985 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.4% fail on Front
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.76% fail on Location
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.91% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.91% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.61% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Axles
      • 0.15% fail on Stub axle
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 11% fail on Components
        • 6.8% fail on Pipes
        • 4.7% fail on Hoses
      • 0.46% fail on Leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.46% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.46% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.46% fail on Cable
    • 0.46% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 9.4% fail on Washers
    • 7.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.91% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.46% fail on Cap
      • 0.30% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.4% fail on Steering
    • 7.6% fail on Steering system
      • 6.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Free play
        • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.61% fail on Steering control
      • 0.30% fail on Steering column
      • 0.15% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
  • 8.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 0.76% fail on Drivers
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.1% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.76% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.15% fail on Tailgate
  • 6.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.61% fail on Towbars
    • 0.46% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.30% fail on Towbar
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment