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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1987
58.0% pass rate
from 843 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 1987 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.71% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.2% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% better than other 1987 vans)
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (51% worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Suspension arm (110% worse than other 1987 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.12% fail on Mounting
      • 0.59% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.59% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.47% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.47% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 1987 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 1987 vans)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt
          • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.47% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.47% fail on Cable
      • 0.36% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.24% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.12% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.83% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.71% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.59% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.12% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.2% fail on Transmission
      • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Joints
        • 0.36% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.12% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.2% fail on Body
      • 0.95% fail on Panel
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 0.71% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.59% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.95% fail on Doors
      • 0.59% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
        • 0.12% fail on Catch
      • 0.24% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.71% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
    • 0.59% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.47% fail on Cabs
      • 0.36% fail on Steps
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.24% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar
      • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.59% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.47% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.59% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.59% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.59% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.24% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Condition