Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1986
56.4% pass rate
from 977 tests in 2020
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 1986 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.7% fail on Horn
      • 0.41% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.82% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (55% worse than other 1986 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.92% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.92% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.41% fail on Mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.61% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Body
      • 0.92% fail on Panel
      • 0.61% fail on Other body component
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Pipe
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Joints
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
    • 1.0% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
        • 0.10% fail on Catch
      • 0.31% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.41% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.31% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.51% fail on Cabs
      • 0.41% fail on Steps
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.41% fail on Towbar
      • 0.41% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.20% fail on Floor
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 1986 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 1986 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 1986 vans)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 1986 vans)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.82% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.82% fail on Lever
    • 0.72% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.10% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.20% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.20% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.10% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.10% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 7.1% fail on Washers
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
        • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.20% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.10% fail on Steering column
    • 0.10% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.10% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.92% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.92% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.82% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.1% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment