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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1986
53.2% pass rate
from 898 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 1986 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 2.0% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.22% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Horn
    • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Hazard warning
      • 3.1% fail on Lamp
      • 0.78% fail on Switch
      • 0.45% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.67% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.33% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 12% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.56% fail on Spring mounting (73% better than other 1986 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.2% fail on Front
      • 1.4% fail on Rear
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.67% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.56% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.45% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 1986 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Constant velocity joints (78% better than other 1986 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Couplings
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.45% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.33% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.5% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
      • 0.56% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Hub components
      • 0.33% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.67% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.56% fail on Cable
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Pipes
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers
    • 6.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers
      • 0.67% fail on Passengers
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 0.67% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.22% fail on Body security
  • 8.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.22% fail on System
    • 0.78% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.6% fail on Steering
    • 6.2% fail on Steering system
      • 4.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
        • 0.11% fail on Steering component
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Drive system
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.33% fail on Requirements
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Installation check
        • 0.11% fail on Anchorage's
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Towbars
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment